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Hadoop goes to the cloud

January 23rd, 2013

Joyent meanwhile has also partnered with HortonWorks for its Hadoop offering, which it says runs with bare-metal performance in its cloud. Joyent claims it has the highest-performance hosted Hadoop offering, citing a study by Altoros Systems showing that its Hadoop clusters had nearly a three times faster disk input/output speed compared to similarly-sized infrastructure, while being one-third the price. Like SkyTap's offering, Joyent customers only pay for the IaaS resources, not the Hadoop… Read More ›

Joyent Launches High-Performance Hadoop Solution

January 23rd, 2013

New Data Solution Brings Advantages of Joyent Cloud to Big Data San Francisco -- January 23, 2013 - Joyent, the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, today announced a new Apache Hadoop-based solution, built using the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), that allows companies to run enterprise-class Hadoop on the high-performance Joyent Cloud. Signifying Joyent’s first entry into the big data landscape, this new Hadoop-based solution meets industry demand to reduce costs and dramatically d… Read More ›

Joyent offers up its take on Hadoop as a service

January 23rd, 2013

Cloud computing provider Joyent has entered the Hadoop era with a new offering, although it’s likely just an appetizer for a much bigger data array of data services over the next year. Offering a Hadoop service is pretty much part and parcel of being a cloud provider at this point. By rolling out its own offering, Joyent joins the ranks of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, GoGrid, IBM and, soon enough, Rackspace. Joyent’s Hadoop service is based on the Hortonworks Data Platform (as are the Mic… Read More ›

The market for traditional servers is being enveloped by the cloud

January 16th, 2013

Supermicro, which builds energy-sipping servers, is another favorite manufacturer among big infrastructure providers like SoftLayer and Joyent, which puts out RFPs for its servers. “It’s the components and ratios that matter. We currently use three different chassis and three different boards: one chassis is Dell and two are Supermicro,” said Jason Hoffman CTO of San Francisco-based Joyent. Read More ›

Cloud load balancing needs more automation, customer control

January 15th, 2013

Joyent, a San Francisco-based cloud provider and Riverbed customer, offers its users access to virtual application delivery and load balancing from the Stingray product line via both a provider-managed service -- like Amazon's ELB -- or as a service controlled and managed by the customer, said Jason Hoffman, chief technology officer for Joyent. The shared structure of Amazon's ELB service was a contributing factor in the Christmas Eve failure, Hoffman said. "Instead of having a monolithic… Read More ›

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