The use of Cloudgene in public or private clouds. When using Cloudgene in a public cloud (blue path), the first module Cloudgene-Cluster launches a cluster in the cloud (step 1) and installs all necessary data for the specific scenario including the second module Cloudgene-MapRed (step 2). When finished, the user is able to communicate with the cluster and to execute and monitor jobs from plugged in MapReduce programs (step 3). In addition, Cloudgene-MapRed can also be used stand-alone on an in-house cluster (private cloud), with the precondition that a running Hadoop Cluster is available (red path, only step 3 is necessary).
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