SOURCE: Joyent

June 25, 2013 09:00 ET

Joyent Expands Cloud Offering With Object Storage and Data Services Platform

New High-Performance Joyent Manta Storage Service Establishes a New Standard for Data Analysis, Speeding Time to Insight and Decreasing Cost

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2013) - Joyent, the high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, today announced the availability of Joyent Manta Storage Service, a next-generation cloud object store and data services platform that brings compute and analysis capabilities directly to customers' data in the cloud. As the first true convergence of compute and data on the market, the new offering securely offers managed utility compute in-place on unstructured data.

By removing the need to manage infrastructure and move data, Joyent Manta Storage Service enables enterprises to process big data faster, more easily, more securely and at a lower cost than ever before. With the Joyent Manta Storage Service, developers, system administrators, data analysts and scientists now have the storage engine to quickly and affordably ask countless questions of their data, encouraging a level of exploration and innovation that was not previously possible.

The new cloud storage service allows for the execution of compute tasks such as log analysis, search index generation, financial analysis and any other data-intensive tasks without any data movement or any setup of compute clusters or processing software. Code is brought in parallel to physical servers in secure containers while data is automatically merged using the industry-standard Map/Reduce pattern.

"Copying data across a network from storage onto a compute cluster can take hours. Joyent Manta Storage Service strips the need to invest any time moving the data around, making ad-hoc querying and analysis near-instantaneous, seamless and cost-effective," said Konstantin Gredeskoul, CTO, Wanelo. "We are now able to perform complex cohort analysis and retention reports across hundreds of gigabytes of data in a couple of minutes. When compared to traditional methods such as data warehousing, this is game changing."

"Fifty percent of the world's smartphone traffic goes through Ericsson and we are continuously evaluating new technologies to increase the ability of the network to manage growing data volumes in the most responsive, secure, cost effective ways possible," said Vish Nandlall, Ph.D., CTO & Head of Strategy and Marketing for Ericsson North America. "Joyent's new compute-on-storage innovation is a fundamental paradigm shift that changes the economics and utility of object storage and high-performance big data analysis."

According to Gartner, 80% of enterprise data is unstructured and growing at over 40% yearly. As such, Joyent's new cloud storage service is a perfect match for the growing data management demands of enterprise customers. The cloud service provides an easy-to-use interface to durably and very securely store any amount of data, and then process that data using any program or tool run in a standard UNIX environment. Reducing cost while eliminating the burden of frameworks and clustering typically associated with large volumes of unstructured data, the object storage service also uniquely provides:

  • A multi-datacenter object store with fine-grained replication controls;
  • No object size limits;
  • Strongly consistent writes and highly available reads;
  • Per-object replication policies;
  • A filesystem-like namespace, including directory queries

"Joyent and Dell have a solid history of collaboration. Most recently they became an initial member of the Dell Cloud Partner Program to help provide more choice and flexibility in cloud solutions to Dell customers," said Kevin Jones, vice president, Dell Services. "With this new cloud storage service, Joyent provides an example of what today's cloud customers are asking for -- a durable, accessible and secure storage solution."

In addition, to ensure enterprise customers are able to easily and securely migrate data from existing NAS, backup and archive storage solutions to Manta, Joyent has partnered with data storage management company Panzura to enable enterprises to quickly and easily move large volumes of unstructured data into the Joyent Manta Storage Service with confidence from both cloud and on-premise storage systems.

"Joyent Manta Storage Service ushers in a new era of innovation in data storage and analytics, as it takes a process that was once prohibitively expensive and time-consuming and completely turns it on its head," said Henry Wasik, president and CEO, Joyent. "By completely changing the economics of data management, Manta allows businesses across all industries to unlock the potential of the next generation of data services."

The Joyent Manta Storage Service is available now to customers in the Joyent Cloud. For more information, please visit

About Joyent
Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure and data analytics company. The Joyent Cloud is built from the ground up to meet the requirements of today's demanding real-time web and mobile applications. The Joyent Manta Storage Service is the first compute-on-storage innovation that eliminates data movement and enables inexpensive, lightning fast big data analysis in-place, transforming the economics and utility of object storage and real-time big data.

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