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 license.

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