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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 spins up ZFS object store

June 25th, 2013

The twist is that objects stored in the service can be coupled with compute via the MapReduce framework via use of the ZFS filesystem, so any analysis of the information can be done locally – giving a proximity of calculation unavailable on AWS (unless using its wobbly EBS block store). Read More ›

With Manta Storage, Joyent Eyes Data Services

June 25th, 2013

There’s an old saying from Wayne Gretzky that great hockey players “skate to where the puck is going” rather than where it’s been. Joyent believes the intersection of cloud computing and Big Data is where the puck is going. Towards that end, the company today rolled out Manta, a new object storage service that allows Joyent customers to bring together compute and data analysis on the same cloud infrastructure. Read More ›

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