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28 January 2013 by DatacenterDynamics FOCUS
Joyent announced a new Apache Hadoop-based solution built on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) which allows companies to run enterprise-class Hadoop on the Joyent Cloud. The Hadoop solution is Joyent’s first entry into the big data space, the company said.
According to the provider, its operating system virtualization and CPU bursting technology enable fast response times in Hadoop applications. Joyent’s Hadoop solution can be added to existing Joyent Cloud implementations.
Carlos Morales Paulin, global managing director for cloud computing and applications at Telefonica, said the Spanish telecommunications company was using Joyent’s technology to power its cloud-server services, which helped it cut cost.
“Our customers can now get insight from their data quicker than ever before without the massive cost that’s typically associated with high-performance big data solutions,” he said.
Joyent has partnered with Hortonworks Data Platform, an open-source Hadoop distribution, to build Hadoop-based solutions for large clients. “We are pleased to be working with Joyent in helping to create enterprise-class big data solutions for its customers,” Mitch Ferguson, VP of business development at Hortonworks, said.
Jason Hoffman, Joyent CTO and founder, said the Hadoop offering was “just the start” of the company’s plan for 2013. “We intend to continue bringing our technical expertise to the market and reverse the typical understanding of big data implementations – that they’re expensive and hard to use,” he said.
“We’re committed to meeting the insatiable demand for faster analytics and data retrieval, changing how computing functions for the enterprise.”