Datameer Releases Big Data Platform for Department Use
The new cloud service also contains adjunct services from Hadoop cloud providers Altiscale and Bigstep.Cloud-based big data analytics provider Datameer has released Datameer Professional, which the company describes as the first big data analytics platform in the cloud targeted for department-specific deployments. Datameer, which was the first big data platform purpose-built for Hadoop batch processing, now purports to be first to market with a big data analytics platform specifically for Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS). The new cloud service, launched Feb. 10, is aimed at line-of-business users, not just IT. It contains adjunct services from Hadoop cloud providers Altiscale and Bigstep. Altiscale offers the Altiscale Data Cloud, the only HaaS (Hadoop-as-a-service) purpose-built for high performance and elastic scalability. Bigstep is the company behind the Full Metal Cloud, a high-performance cloud built for big data.
"Analytics across big data can provide real business value throughout an organization," said Raymie Stata, CEO of Altiscale and a former CTO of Yahoo. But he added that realizing the benefits involves overcoming the challenges of implementing and managing a high-performing, big-data environment and providing an analytics solution that is usable by a broad range of executives and business analysts.