SOURCE: Galactic Exchange, Inc.

September 26, 2016 11:30 ET

Galactic Exchange Announces Integrated AppStore for ClusterGX™, the 5-Minute Install Big Data Clustering Platform

Rocana and Arcadia Data Become Early AppStore Partners in the Next Level of Big Data Deployment Simplification

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Menlo Park & Strata+Hadoop World -- Galactic Exchange, Inc. today announced the availability of an integrated AppStore embedded within the UI of its flagship ClusterGX™ product line. Initial AppStore partner analytics vendors include Rocana Inc. and Arcadia Data, Inc.

California based Galactic Exchange has a vision to hugely simplify the deployment of Hadoop/Spark based infrastructures and associated business intelligence and machine learning applications, both on-premise and in the cloud.

"The integrated AppStore represents Phase-2 in our singular vision of making the deployment and activation of Big Data infrastructure and applications available to every business," said Rob Mustarde, President and CEO of Galactic Exchange. "Our ClusterGX™ platform already makes deployment of Hadoop/Spark clusters easier than anything else out there by an order of magnitude. Now with the AppStore, a user can launch enterprise grade applications with a single click."

When a user launches an application from the integrated AppStore, ClusterGX™ will automatically deploy the application across the cluster whilst configuring the vendor specified Hadoop settings. If there are additional dependencies required -- such as Kafka, Impala or others -- ClusterGX™ will automatically deploy those as well, with no further input required from the user.

Rocana is one of the first vendors to partner with Galactic Exchange on the AppStore. "The ClusterGX™ platform represents a step-change in Big Data simplification," said Eric Sammer, CTO and co-founder at Rocana. "On a recent visit to Galactic Exchange I witnessed a Cloudera CDH cluster spun up from nothing with just a few clicks and then our Rocana Ops application launched with a single click. Those two operations alone would normally take a skilled engineer at least a day to achieve and yet the entire process was completed in less than 20 minutes."

San Mateo based Arcadia Data is also an early partner with Galactic Exchange on the integrated AppStore. "Arcadia's platform relies on the power of an underlying Hadoop infrastructure -- anything which simplifies and accelerates the ability for clients to get that infrastructure in place is good for Arcadia," said Sushil Thomas, Co-Founder and CEO. "Our mission is to connect Business Users to Hadoop -- we're delighted to partner with Galactic Exchange to help make that happen more easily."

For vendors whose applications are integrated into the AppStore, ClusterGX™ has the potential to bring value in multiple ways. For many application vendors their products typically require skilled resources to successfully get them deployed. As a result, vendors are often selective in their PoC process and also the organizations they target in the first place. International research and market analyst firm The Bloor Group is a believer in the potential offered by making technology more broadly accessible. "By massively simplifying the underlying Hadoop infrastructure deployment and the subsequent application deployment, vendors will be more inclined to accept borderline PoC requests," said Robin Bloor, founder & chief analyst at The Bloor Group. "Furthermore, simplified deployments will also allow application vendors to consider how they might target a broader market audience beyond their currently self-defined sweet spot."

Rocana's Sammer echoed Bloor's comments. "ClusterGX™ definitely has the potential for us to broaden and accelerate the PoC process," he said. "If we can expand our sales pipeline without requiring extra resources, and even start to consider new markets -- that's a win-win for us."

ClusterGXBeta Availability

ClusterGX™ Community Edition will be available for free beta download after Strata+Hadoop World NY. Visit the company web site at www.galacticexchange.io to request beta access.

See a 2 minute demo video of a Cloudera CDH deployment using ClusterGX™ at http://bit.ly/2cti8Bq

Galactic Exchange will be demonstrating ClusterGX at Strata+Hadoop World at the Javits Center in New York (September 26th-29th). Please come and see us at booth P14 in the Innovators Pavilion.

About Galactic Exchange:

Galactic Exchange, Inc. develops software to enable the industry's easiest and fastest possible deployment and management of powerful container-enabled compute clusters for Big Data. The ClusterGX™ platform can be deployed in minutes with zero required big data or clustering experience. Pre-release software can be downloaded for free from the Galactic Exchange web site by registering at www.galacticexchange.io.

About Rocana:

Rocana empowers technology leaders to see more and accomplish more through total operational visibility. Combining event data warehouse capabilities with advanced machine learning, Rocana Ops captures and analyzes all data from all sources, keeping it online and available for years so technologists can identify emerging problems, improve performance, and drive innovation.

About Arcadia Data:

Arcadia was founded with the singular mission to connect business users to Hadoop. The Arcadia Converged Analytics Platform™ unifies visual exploration and back-end data analytics in one integrated enterprise platform that runs natively on a Hadoop cluster. The platform converges the visual, analytics and data layers to provide accelerated access to all of the data stored within Hadoop, and support net-new analytics on granular datasets.

About The Bloor Group:

The Bloor Group is an independent international research firm that produces objective, high-quality analysis of enterprise technology products, services and markets via new media outlets and traditional research methods.

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