Continuuity Loom provides a core set of complementary features to provision and monitor clusters. Collectively, they make large scale deployment manageable.
In many organizations, developers submit requests to access a Hadoop cluster in order to run a MapReduce job. With Continuuity Loom, the IT department sets up a catalog of clusters that can be provisioned directly by developers. Developers can allocate or destroy a cluster right from their workstation. Instant access to IT resources reduces wait time and increases productivity. Continuuity Loom provides a centralized dashboard to view and manage multiple clusters.
Continuuity Loom works and integrates with any IaaS provider in the public cloud including OpenStack for behind-the-firewall cluster provisioning and management.
Continuuity Loom simplifies the installation and configuration of any software stack, including Hadoop. It ensures that all installations are verified before they are made available. Administrators are able to create custom cluster types ranging from Hadoop and LAMP to Solr search clusters. Most importantly, using the open source automation platform Chef, you can manage any Big Data application; many Chef recipes are readily available, and as an administrator or developer, you can develop your own.
Integrate with existing tools and workflows via the Loom REST API. Continuuity Loom also provides a simple and intuitive UI that allows users to create and manage clusters.