Stacki gives you the ability to deploy and manage large-scale Big Data infrastructure quickly and efficiently.


Keep up with the demands of the applications team by installing new Big Data clusters, scaling out your current infrastructure, and reinstalling your servers right when they need them.


Automated Bare Metal Provisioning

Install hundreds of machines at the same time using ISOs, RPMs, and dynamically generated kickstart files.

Multiple Network Configuration

Configure multiple network interfaces, multiple network types, and authenticated SSH password-less access to boot.

Script-Free Storage Configuration

Automate the configuration of your RAID controllers and partitioning of your heterogenous commodity hardware.

CLI or Spreadsheet Input of Target Servers

In addition to discovering servers over the network, Stacki allows input of target server information such as IP and hostname.

Why Stacki for Big Data Infrastructure?

Organizations of all types have been moving to deploy Hadoop and other Big Data solutions to gain a competitive edge. As these organizations continue to scale out their infrastructure, they need to automate as much as they can right from the beginning. Stacki is able to install, configure, and manage your Big Data cluster – right from bare metal.

Stacki fully installs the most complex cluster environments with near zero manual intervention.

Stacki integrates with Hortonworks, Cloudera, and MapR to easily deploy Hadoop clusters. The application Pallets provide a “line of sight” from the application all the way through to the underlying server cluster.

Stacki Pro is the commercial version of the open source cluster management software, Stacki, that provides more support and more features.

Case Studies

  • How a financial services company used Stacki to install and manage a 363 node Hadoop cluster with heterogenous hardware.

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  • How a wireless operator used Stacki to install and manage a 400+ node Hadoop cluster with Cisco UCS and HP servers

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Open Source Stacki Pallet for Hortonworks

With Stacki, you can add Pallets, including Hadoop, to expand the range of software available to backend nodes. Stacki enables the consistency and configuration required for a functioning Hadoop installation. This open source Stacki Pallet for Hortonworks enables the installation of Hortonworks through the Ambari appliance. With Stacki and this Pallet, you can automate your Hadoop cluster installs quickly and efficiently.

*Note: This Pallet does not currently work with RHEL/CentOS 6 frontends. You must have a RHEL/CentOS 7 frontend set up at this time.

Download the following ISOs (MD5 checksum & MD5 checksum) to your frontend and visit the Stacki-hdp-bridge GitHub repo for documentation:

If your frontend does not have internet connection, you will also have to download these ISOs (MD5 checksum):

Watch the recorded webinar on the right to see a demo of how you can build a Hadoop cluster with the Stacki Pallet for Hortonworks.

Cluster Monitoring with
Stacki Pro

Go a step further with your Big Data installs with Stacki Pro. Along with a server/cluster monitoring GUI that gives you visibility into the status of your infrastructure at all times, you have the option to use UEFI enabled servers and the option to install Ubuntu in addition to RHEL/CentOS.

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