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 Microsoft and Rackspace offerings) and — according to Joyent — runs three times faster than some other cloud-based Hadoop services.