SOURCE: Altiscale, Inc.

Altiscale, Inc.

February 11, 2015 08:00 ET

Independent Consulting Firm Publishes Economic Impact Study of the Altiscale Data Cloud

The Average Altiscale Customer Experiences ROI of 101 Percent, With a Payback Period of Less Than 90 Days

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2015) - Altiscale, Inc., the leading provider of Hadoop-as-a-Service, today released a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Altiscale that quantifies the value of the Altiscale Data Cloud to its customers. The February 2015 study, "The Total Economic Impact™ of Altiscale Hadoop-as-a-Service," provides key metrics showing how the Altiscale Data Cloud delivers rapid and significant business value to its customers.

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The Total Economic Impact study involves rigorous, fact-based research into the drivers of economic value creation and is conducted solely by independent analysts at Forrester Consulting.

In interviews with Altiscale customers, the Forrester Consulting team determined that the Altiscale Data Cloud increased the performance and reliability of data processing and analysis, as compared to alternative solutions such as public cloud Hadoop-as-a-Service offerings. With the Altiscale Data Cloud, customers were able to develop new insights from their data much more quickly, provide better analytical services to their own customers, increase their productivity, and reduce operating costs. 

These benefits translated into ROI of over 100 percent on average. Benefits to the average current customer amounted to over $500,000 per year.

Prior to their adoption of the Altiscale Data Cloud, customers' Hadoop deployments experienced substantial challenges around data processing time, Hadoop deployment and management costs, and executional reliability. As a result, customers found it difficult to leverage their highly compensated data scientists and Hadoop engineers to their fullest extent, and to develop actionable insights on a timely basis.

As one customer's VP of Engineering says in the study, "The problems with our previous Hadoop infrastructure amounted to a long list. Things would fail regularly, and that was not acceptable. What's more, the cost of having a cluster up all the time was extremely high. Now with Altiscale, the data is always on and much more reliable, all at a much lower cost."

Specific customer benefits of the Altiscale Data Cloud that the Forrester Consulting study identified include:

  • An over 60 percent reduction in job failures.
  • 46 percent reduction in job completion time, due to faster performance.
  • 30 percent reduction in wasted compute cycles.
  • A significant improvement in data scientist productivity.
  • Reduced labor costs due to decreased reliance on Hadoop engineers and operators to manage the environment and run jobs.

The complete study is freely available for download on the Altiscale website.

Demonstrations of the Altiscale Data Cloud will be available live at the Strata + Hadoop World conference at the San Jose Convention Center from February 17 through February 20, 2015, Booth #929. Web demonstrations are also available by request at

Altiscale will also host the Big Data Science@Strata Meetup on February 17th at 5:30pm. To attend, please go to

About Altiscale
The Altiscale Data Cloud was created to provide organizations access to the only infrastructure "purpose-built" for Hadoop, as well as the operational expertise needed to execute complex Hadoop projects. By monitoring both the infrastructure and 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 Accel Partners, General Catalyst, Northgate, and Sequoia Capital. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale. 

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