GoGrid Tackles Big Data With Hybrid Hadoop Cloud

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Cloud infrastructure company GoGrid wants to make it easier for customers to run “Big Data” analytic tools to leverage large datasets. Today it unveiled GoGrid Big Data Solution, a new offering that enables customers to use NoSQL database solutions like Hadoop. The solution uses a hybrid infrastructure architecture that combinesGoGrid’s cloud with single-tenant infrastructure components, all managed through GoGrid’s portal.

GoGrid’s new bundle includes pre-configured hardware to match requirements for running Cloudera’s Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) as an introduction to Hadoop or proof of concept. The bundle consists of 1 Name Node and 3 Data Nodes in a multi-rack architecture plus GoGrid’s Professional Cloud plan. With this solution, GoGrid customers leverage cloud servers to quickly scale to handle sudden spikes in traffic, while tapping single-tenant infrastructure specially designed for analytical use cases. GoGrid’s Big Data Solution is now available as a bundle for $3,800 per month.

“Organizations of all sizes are embracing the use of Big Data analytics tools like Hadoop as well as incorporating cloud transaction processing principles into applications that need massive scale, including the use of NoSQL databases such as Cassandra,” said Lydia Leong, research vice president at Gartner. “Because these technologies are new to many organizations, customers may seek assistance from service providers — whether cloud IaaS providers with strong customer support and managed services capabilities around these technologies or consultancies that specialize in these technologies — to ensure they implement an architecture that will be stable in production and flexibly and dynamically scale.”

Digital advertising platform Martini Media, which specializes in reaching affluent U.S. consumers, is among the early adopters of GoGrid’s Big Data Solution. Martini’s platform requires substantial processing power to handle more than 250 million online events each day. “We considered four providers, and only GoGrid offered everything we wanted,” said Manicka Babu, VP of engineering at Martini Media. “Most important was the hybrid architecture. We’re very pleased with the performance we receive using GoGrid. The improvements in Cassandra replication and latency are impressive.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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