Introducing Dell QuickStart for Cloudera Hadoop

Ed. Note: This post was authored by Sanjeet Singh, Enterprise Cloud Solutions, Dell

At Dell, we recognize the importance of data as the new currency and as a competitive differentiator for customers. Data is being created and consumed at exponential rates, and organizations are scrambling to keep up. This is not unique to a single industry; it is affecting all vertical markets.

Today, we are excited to introduce Dell QuickStart for Cloudera Hadoop, which provides an easy starting point for organizations to begin a complete Big Data solution.

Dell QuickStart for Cloudera Hadoop simplifies the procurement and deployment as it includes the hardware, software (including the Cloudera Basic Edition) and services needed to deliver a Hadoop cluster to start you on a proof of concept to begin managing and analyzing your data.

For this launch, Dell is building on its deep expertise and relationship working with Cloudera and Intel. The solution represents a unique collaboration within the big data ecosystem to collectively deliver an easy and affordable way for customers to get started now with a big data journey.

The key components of Dell QuickStart for Cloudera Hadoop include:

  • The PowerEdge R730/R730XD – an exceptionally flexible and scalable two-socket 2U rack server delivering high performance processing and workload-optimized local storage
  • Bundled Cloudera Basic Edition – this is the best way to get started with Hadoop. The Basic Edition offers an enterprise-ready distribution of Apache Hadoop together with Cloudera Manager and other advanced management tools and technical support.
  • Dell support and consulting services –  end-to-end services offering covers hardware setup, OS and software deployment. Depending on requirements, we will offer the option to install and even integrate into the environment.
  • Value-added consulting services – for custom configurations or for targeting select verticals or domains

With Big Data becoming an increasing priority for organizations around the globe, we are excited to offer this unique solution to our customers. If you are interested in this, or other ways we can serve you, please reach out to us via email at, or visit

Sarah Vela

About the Author: Sarah Vela

Sarah is the Chief Blog Strategist for Dell Technologies. Born in New York and raised in New England, she has been living and working in the Austin area for over 20 years, but she knows that doesn't make her a true Texan. She joined Dell in the spring of 2011, left briefly for another company, but realized her mistake and returned in November of 2019. Sarah has five kids, two dogs, two cats, and no free time.