Apache Hadoop

Accelerate Hadoop Over Distance with Silver Peak

Get more out of your distributed Hadoop implementation. Silver Peak addresses the networking challenges that undermine Hadoop performance over distance. Remote users can run Hadoop queries faster and IT can backup and distribute data data in a fraction of the time. With Silver Peak, Hadoop performance over distance can improve by 20X. 

Apache Hadoop is one of the most popular frameworks for processing large-scale datasets. While effective within a location, Hadoop operations often suffer across the wide area network (WAN). The throughput across large-scale networks is insufficient for many Hadoop tasks. Common instances where the WAN may undermine Hadoop performance include:

  • Importing data from existing SQL tables into the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).
  • Delivering post-processed Hadoop results to data analysts in remote locations. 
  • Processing high-volumes of Hadoop jobs (hundreds of jobs per hour) when some or all of those jobs depend on data from remote locations.
  • Replicating Hadoop offsite for disaster recovery purposes.

In all of these cases, the added delay of long-distances, routing policies, peering practices and congestion interfere with underlying network operations. This impact is independent of bandwidth. Theoretical throughput of a 100 Mbps connection within an offices can approach 100 Mbps; across a 50 ms connection, though, only 10.5 Mbps becomes possible. 

Silver Peak addresses these underlying networking problems. Customer experiences show that Silver Peak shortens Hadoop data replication times by as much as 20X. Silver Peak achieves these kinds of results by addressing the following challenges:

  • Bandwidth – Silver Peak byte-level deduplication removes redundant data from the WAN. The first time Hadoop sends data it is fingerprinted and compressed by Silver Peak. Subsequent requests are fulfilled by the local Silver Peak instance. 
  • Latency – Silver Peak mitigates latency enabling Hadoop to operate more efficiently over distance. TCP Acceleration includes windows scaling, selective acknowledgements, and HighSpeed TCP. Where applications must access a CIFS/SMB volume, performance is improved through CIFS Acceleration, which includes CIFS read-ahead, CIFS write-behind, and CIFS metadata optimizations. Latency is also reduced by re-packaging multiple smaller packets into a single larger one, and through Dynamic Path Control, which selects the fastest path to a remote location.
  • Congestion – Silver Peak makes Hadoop performance more predictable across congested WANs. Lost packets are reconstituted in real-time at the far end of a WAN link, avoiding delays that come with multiple round-trip retransmissions. Out-of-order packets are resequenced, avoiding retransmission and processing delays that occur when packets arrive out-of-order.

Silver Peak protects Hadoop data in-flight between locations with an Accelerated IPSec VPN running AES-256, the enterprise standard for data encryption. Data-at-rest is also encrypted with AES. End-to-end encryption is provided by SSL/TLS.

Silver Peak offers the most scalable and cost-effective data acceleration software. for connecting data centers, remote offices and the cloud. You can download and deploy it as a free, self-service trial in just 20 minutes or contact us to see how Silver Peak can help your organization.

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  • Import data from remote data-stores faster by dramatically improving the throughput of Hadoop over distance. 
  • Increase Hadoop’s value by gathering data faster, increasing the number of Hadoop jobs per hours.  
  • Hire the best talent regardless of location by passing MapReduce results quickly and efficiently to data analysts regardless of their locations. 
  • Avoid or delay expensive WAN bandwidth upgrades by eliminating redundant Hadoop traffic from the WAN.
  • Protect Hadoop with off-site data replication more efficiently by eliminating redundant Hadoop traffic from the WAN.


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