It hasn't even been a month since Altiscale launched a Hadoop-as-a-service (HaaS) offering, and the company has already expanded by striking a partnership deal with Carpathia, a cloud operator and provider of managed hosting and cloud services for government and enterprises.
Through the agreement, the Altiscale Data Cloud HaaS offering is now available through Carpathia's network of data centers. The deal provides Carpathia's customers with a turnkey Hadoop solution "that matches the level of management, support, and reliability that Carpathia brings to the rest of their infrastructure," the company noted in its announcement.
Altiscale is betting big on HaaS becoming the dominant Big Data management platform in the market. A TechNavio report from last year predicts the market will reach $1.9 billion by 2016. Companies such as Altiscale are trying to lead the way.
The Carpathia/Altiscale solution is intended to be a fully managed service optimized for Hadoop that provides customers with always-on access to data, proactive monitoring of jobs and predictable monthly pricing. Additionally, it was also designed to meet the requirements of government agencies in the hopes of bringing the HaaS offering into the federal space.
"Hadoop is becoming critical for businesses as they seek to make sense of unstructured data, accelerate queries on massive datasets, uncover hidden trends, and enhance insights for predictive modeling," said Raymie Stata, CEO of Altiscale, in a prepared statement. "The Carpathia partnership and the Altiscale Data Cloud frees customers from the infrastructural and operational burdens of Hadoop, allowing them to quickly scale and pay only for the Hadoop resources they use."