As part of Rackspace Data Services, a collection of SQL and NoSQL data offerings available as a service, Rackspace Hosting is deploying the Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop in both managed hosting environments and the Rackspace public cloud.
Customers can choose the right environment to host their Big Data solutions, and take advantage of a hybrid cloud approach to achieve the best overall application performance. Rackspace is also offering managed services around the Big Data solution to ease the operational burden for customers.
"The volume of data being processed in businesses today is astounding. Companies need help analysing and extracting value from this vast amount of information, as Big Data solutions are difficult to deploy and harder to maintain," said John Engates, CTO of Rackspace.
"With Rackspace's Managed and Cloud Big Data Platform offerings, we're providing an open, hybrid Big Data solution for dedicated and cloud instances. Combining this technological expertise with enhanced support from Hortonworks allows us to bring a best-in-class Big Data solution to market."
The Rackspace Managed Big Data offers customised configurations to address specific data processing requirements, such as high compute, high storage, and balanced workloads. It reduces the amount of time required to deploy and maintain data processing environments and allows customers to leverage the full range of tools in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem to integrate with business intelligence or data applications with no additional re-tooling.
"We are excited to be working with Rackspace to bring the Hortonworks Data Platform to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud," said John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing, Hortonworks.
"By combining the open source commitments of Rackspace and Hortonworks, we are creating a platform of capabilities that accelerates the adoption of open standards, while continuing to deliver expertise to the broader Hadoop community."
The Rackspace Cloud Big Data Platform features an Apache Hadoop distribution that customers can deploy and scale rapidly in the cloud with low operational burnden, simple price and cost effective infrastructure and the first truly open cloud platform powered by Apache Hadoop, which will allow a broad ecosystem of partners and applications to integrate with no additional development.
Rackspace Managed and Cloud Big Data Platform solutions are the latest additions to the company's robust portfolio of data infrastructure offerings delivered as a service. This portfolio aims to address the performance, availability and scalability needs of modern application workloads across a rich set of application data requirements.