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Big Data Analytics Moves to the Cloud

June 25th, 2013

Manta gives you the capability to execute compute tasks including log analysis, search index generation, financial analysis and other data-intensive tasks without moving data or setting up compute clusters and processing software. Cantrill explains that code is brought in parallel to physical servers in secure containers while data is automatically merged using the industry-standard MapReduce pattern. Read More ›

Joyent goes big on big-data computing and storage with Manta service

June 25th, 2013

Manta sounds like a cloud service optimized for rapidly processing large volumes of unstructured data — so much that relying on DRAM for it all is out of the question. Expect the list of possible applications to multiply as companies kick Manta’s tires and resolve their doubts about big-data possibilities on public infrastructure. Issues around speed and cost could fall by the wayside. Read More ›

Joyent Launches Manta Service for Cloud Computing, Storage

June 25th, 2013

Thus, Manta Storage Service will be able to do a single job or a series of jobs, some of them batch, some of them near real-time analytics. Manta, in fact, could fit a Hadoop job into its compute and object storage system, and run a wide variety of other applications as well, depending on what its users want to do. As a service from Joyent, customers will be charged -- by the second -- for the Manta services they use. Read More ›

Joyent Mashes Up Compute And Object Storage

June 25th, 2013

The idea of the Manta Storage Service, is to make use of a type of virtualization that differs from what is typically seen in the marketplace. This is what is known as hardware virtualization, where platforms like VMware, Zen and KVM emulate an entire server - the hardware - so that apps will run on top of the guest operating system, which in turn runs on top of the hypervisor (the "machine" in virtual machine). Read More ›

Joyent Releases Cloud Object Store Platform Manta

June 25th, 2013

The new service is the latest move in Joyent’s focus on cloud services, an area it started to accelerate last year with the addition of Henry Wasik, Joyent CEO. Recently, Joyent added 13 new instance types to mimic Amazon’s most popular virtual server types, and began offering a database-as-a-service on its cloud platform. Read More ›


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