BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises

by Ostatic Staff - Jun. 24, 2016

We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds.

Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

According to BlueData:

"The BlueData EPIC enterprise edition is now in direct availability for AWS: General availability for AWS -- as well as availability for Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and other public cloud services -- will be released in the coming months. Customers will have the same BlueData user experience, distribution flexibility, and application configurability for Hadoop and Spark deployments on-premises and/or in the cloud." 

"BlueData's software innovations make it easy to deploy Big Data infrastructure and applications, leveraging embedded Docker container technology. The BlueData EPIC software platform provides a self-service Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) experience with the highest levels of security and performance for Big Data analytics in the enterprise. BlueData has offered a free community edition of BlueData EPIC running on AWS since last year; but until now, BlueData's enterprise edition was available only for on-premises deployments." 

 BlueData claims that administrators can choose their own distributions and applications for Big Data analytics, and tap into data either on-site or in the cloud.

Some analysts are noting that Big Data deployments are too difficult, and BlueData is addressing that.

"Big Data has been too darn hard to implement. Cloud deployments provide a simpler path and are helping to fuel the next wave of Big Data adoption," said Tony Baer, principal analyst for Big Data at Ovum. "BlueData is well positioned to help enterprise customers on this next phase of their Big Data journey, whether on-premises or in the cloud -- or more likely, some combination of the two." 

"The BlueData software platform is the first Big-Data-as-a-Service solution available for both on-premises and public cloud environments," said Kumar Sreekanti, CEO of BlueData. "The future of Big Data analytics will be neither 100 percent on-premises nor 100 percent in the cloud. We're seeing more multi-cloud and hybrid deployments, with data both on-prem and in the cloud. BlueData provides the only solution that can meet the realities of these mixed environments in the enterprise."

The BlueData EPIC software platform will be licensed for public cloud services with either usage-based pricing or an annual subscription price. Organizations interested in trying the enterprise edition of BlueData EPIC on AWS for free during the initial directed availability period can apply here.