For a limited time, GoGrid is offering a promotion for all customers that sign up for a 12-month commitment to implement its new Big Data Solution. This is a bundle of preconfigured hardware capable of running Cloudera's Distribution of the Hadoop (CDH) big data analytics tools.
infrastructure company GoGrid announced the Big Data Solution, an offering
based on a hybrid infrastructure architecture that combines cloud computing
with single-tenant infrastructure components, all managed through the GoGrid
to support high-performance analytic jobs and able to be used for applications
that leverage NoSQL solutions like Hadoop to serve up content via app servers,
the Big Data Solution is available as a bundle for $3,800 per month. For a
limited time, GoGrid is offering a promotion through which all customers that
sign up for a 12-month commitment will receive a 20 percent discount off the
regular monthly charge.
new Big Data Solution bundle includes preconfigured hardware to match
requirements for running Cloudera's Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) as an
introduction to Hadoop or proof of concept.
bundle consists of one Name Node and three Data Nodes in a multirack
architecture plus GoGrid's Professional Cloud plan. With this solution, GoGrid
customers leverage cloud servers to quickly scale on-demand to meet sudden
spikes in traffic while leveraging single-tenant infrastructure specially
designed for analytical use cases.
GoGrid cloud is about automation and allowing customers to scale
efficiently," said Jeffrey Samuels, GoGrids chief marketing officer.
"With the introduction of the new Big Data Solution, GoGrid provides
businesses with a reliable, high-performance hybrid cloud infrastructure
specifically designed for Big Data workloads in the cloud. We're excited that
we've already helped many customers optimize their Hadoop clusters on GoGrid
and created this flexible hybrid solution to deliver the performance and
scalability they require."
Media, a digital advertising platform, has already deployed GoGrid's Big Data
Solution. Martini's platform requires substantial processing power to handle
more than 250 million online events each day.
considered four providers, and only GoGrid offered everything we wanted,"
said Manicka Babu, vice president of engineering at Martini Media. "Most
important was the hybrid architecture. We're very pleased with the performance
we receive using GoGrid. The improvements in Cassandra replication and latency
Leong, research vice president at IT analytics firm Gartner, explained that
organizations of all sizes are embracing the use of big data analytics tools
like Hadoop as well as incorporating cloud transaction processing principles
into applications that need massive scale, including the use of NoSQL databases
such as Cassandra.
these technologies are new to many organizations, customers may seek assistance
from service providerswhether cloud IaaS [infrastructure as a service] providers
with strong customer support and managed services capabilities around these
technologies or consultancies that specialize in these technologiesto ensure
they implement an architecture that will be stable in production and flexibly
and dynamically scale," she said.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.