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.