SOURCE: Altiscale


January 28, 2014 08:00 ET

Altiscale Launches First Hadoop as a Service Offering That Delivers Complete Operations Support

Production-Ready Hadoop Gives Customers Instant Business Value

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - Altiscale, Inc., today announced the general availability of the Altiscale Data Cloud, the first and only cloud service purpose-built to run Apache™ Hadoop®. Altiscale and its team of Hadoop pioneers have leveraged their expertise to create a unique Hadoop as a Service (HaaS) offering that frees customers from the burdens of deploying, managing, or scaling Apache Hadoop.

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"Our Big Data implementation is critical to us in helping our restaurant partners deliver fantastic personalized service to diners around the world," said Joseph Essas, CTO of OpenTable. "Altiscale enables us to manage hundreds of terabytes of data without dedicated operational support. In fact, we were able to implement our entire Hadoop deployment in just a few days."

Altiscale Data Cloud is the industry's first 'purpose-built' Hadoop Cloud. It provides many unique features including:

  • Hadoop Dialtone - Hadoop data and compute that's always on and available. And with reliability backed by an enterprise SLA.
  • "Infinite" Hadoop - Altiscale's auto-elasticity continuously monitors data and job usage to provide exactly the capacity you need, when you need it.
  • A Proactive Hadoop Helpdesk - Altiscale's expert team not only manages the platform but also monitors jobs to keep even the most challenging applications running smoothly. Our customers can think of our team of experts as their Hadoop operations team.
  • Predictable (and Competitive) Pricing - Altiscale provides its customers with predictable monthly bills, making it easier to manage budgets.

These benefits are a direct result of Altiscale's purpose-built Hadoop cloud. Altiscale operates its own hardware, selected and configured for the demands of Hadoop. On top of that they curate, configure, and operate the Hadoop stack, keeping it up-to-date to track the latest from the ecosystem. Altiscale's team of Hadoop veterans from Yahoo has years of experience operating some of the largest Hadoop clusters in the world for mission-critical applications.

"While there are many cloud service providers with infrastructure for rent and many companies with their own take on Hadoop, Altiscale is blending their expertise in both areas to offer a well-run, up-to-date, elastic operational environment for big data," said Nik Rouda, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Their proactive help on monitoring active jobs will be handy for technical users, and their smoother pricing model should please the financial team."

"We believe that HaaS will eventually dominate the market," said Raymie Stata, CEO of Altiscale. "The reason is straightforward: firms should be focused on using Hadoop effectively, not wrestling with the infrastructure and operational challenges required to run it well. At Altiscale, you can be up and running in a day, and scale from development to production instantly, paying only for the resources you use."

About Altiscale

Altiscale's mission is to provide the world's best infrastructure for data science. By providing not only elastic and on-demand infrastructure but also the operational staff to monitor jobs, Altiscale provides unparalleled levels of service for its customers. Founded in 2012, the Altiscale team has been on the forefront of Apache Hadoop -- from its incubation at Yahoo! to operating more than 40,000 Hadoop nodes. As a company that understands the transformative power of this technology and its challenges, no other organization is better positioned to deliver reliable and scalable Apache Hadoop. Investors include Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst and Accel Partners. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale.

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