SOURCE: Altiscale


June 11, 2014 08:30 ET

Sellpoints Selects Altiscale's Hadoop as a Service as the Foundation for Its Sales Analytics Platform

Innovative Solution for Modeling Consumer Behavior Uses Altiscale's Data Cloud to Deliver Real-Time Insights and Sustain Long-Term Growth

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2014) - Altiscale, Inc., a leading innovator in Hadoop as a Service (HaaS) solutions, today announced that Sellpoints, Inc., the industry's preeminent online sales orchestrator, has selected the Altiscale Data Cloud as the foundation for a completely new line of business based on its industry-leading Omni sales analytics solution. Only Altiscale's purpose-built Hadoop as a Service provided the agility and elasticity to enable the rapid formation of this new line, while simultaneously improving Sellpoints data science effectiveness.

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"Altiscale sits at the core of our company's growth initiatives," says Benny Blum, vice president of performance marketing and analytics at Sellpoints. "Altiscale enabled us to get our platform, Omni, up and generating revenue immediately, while also allowing our data science team to focus purely on delivering value to our customers with zero distractions."

Altiscale is unlike other HaaS offerings. Instead of a toolkit of cloud instances that must be configured and managed, it directly provides Hadoop-native storage (HDFS) and jobs (YARN) as a service. No configuration, operation, or monitoring is required on the part of the customer. Altiscale's purpose-built infrastructure is optimized for Hadoop, as is its pricing and support. The result is the best Hadoop platform available in the industry.

Sellpoints' customer base of leading manufacturers and retailers, such as Panasonic, Canon, and others, rely on its Omni solution to provide market intelligence and insights that maximize sales. After evaluating several Hadoop as a Service alternatives, Sellpoints selected Altiscale's Data Cloud. The Altiscale team gave it the operational support to keep Hadoop always available and its jobs tuned without requiring Sellpoints to hire additional administrators to manage this infrastructure. Sellpoints was also aware of the dynamic nature of the market and the operational burden of keeping up-to-date with the latest Hadoop software implementations. Sellpoints recognized that Altiscale could keep them on the cutting edge of Hadoop and associated tools, which is critical for maintaining the business' competitive differentiation.

The bottom-line: Altiscale enabled Sellpoints to quickly build a completely new business, with far less risk than either building their own infrastructure or relying on the limited and expensive support available from other HaaS offerings.

"Having built and operated clusters practically since Hadoop's inception, we know exactly what kinds of resources are required to keep Hadoop implementations consistently performing at a high level without breaking the bank," said Raymie Stata, CEO of Altiscale. "We created the Altiscale Hadoop as a Service specifically to offload the strain on resources and personnel when managing Hadoop."

Altiscale's Data Cloud is available today. More details on this service and how your business can benefit can be found here.

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 Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst and Accel Partners. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale. 

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