Cloudera‘s patent involves a services platform that facilitates seamless migration of enterprise data to cloud service providers for processing. The platform ensures manageability, security, and integration with existing analytics applications. The patent claim details the apparatus associated with cloud computing infrastructure for executing analytics workloads efficiently. GlobalData’s report on Cloudera gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Cloudera, Virtual data center was a key innovation area identified from patents. Cloudera's grant share as of January 2024 was 72%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Cloud platform for enterprise big data analytics workload management

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Cloudera Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11888702B2) discloses an apparatus associated with a cloud computing infrastructure that aims to optimize the execution of analytics workloads. The apparatus includes one or more hardware processors and computer memory holding program instructions that identify resources in the cloud computing infrastructure suitable for executing an analytics workload. By mapping workload resource requirements onto a vector space represented as graphical objects and performing cluster analysis, the apparatus can identify analytics workloads requiring similar resources. It then matches these workload resource requirements against available resource bundling options in the cloud infrastructure to output descriptions of resource bundling options that support the analytics workload. Additionally, the apparatus can right-size the selected resource bundling option after an initial execution of the analytics workload.

Furthermore, the patent describes how the apparatus can generate workload resource requirements deterministically and identify resource bundling options through an application programming interface (API). The descriptions provided by the apparatus include an ordered list of resource bundling options, with the first entry being the lowest cost option. Each resource bundling option represents available resource bundles providing different amounts of resources, with each option being represented as a vector in a multi-dimensional vector space. The ordered list may also include the probability of missing the service level, offering a comprehensive approach to optimizing resource allocation for analytics workloads in a cloud computing environment.

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