Joyent Expands Cloud Offering With Object Storage and Data Services Platform

Joyent Expands Cloud Offering With Object Storage and Data Services Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Joyent, the high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, today announced the availability of Joyent Manta Storage Service, a next-generation cloud object store and data services platform that brings compute and analysis capabilities directly to customers' data in the cloud. As the first true convergence of compute and data on the market, the new offering securely offers managed utility compute in-place on unstructured data.

By removing the need to manage infrastructure and move data, Joyent Manta Storage Service enables enterprises to process big data faster, more easily, more securely and at a lower cost than ever before. With the Joyent Manta Storage Service, developers, system administrators, data analysts and scientists now have the storage engine to quickly and affordably ask countless questions of their data, encouraging a level of exploration and innovation that was not previously possible.

The new cloud storage service allows for the execution of compute tasks such as log analysis, search index generation, financial analysis and any other data-intensive tasks without any data movement or any setup of compute clusters or processing software. Code is brought in parallel to physical servers in secure containers while data is automatically merged using the industry-standard Map/Reduce pattern.

"Copying data across a network from storage onto a compute cluster can take hours. Joyent Manta Storage Service strips the need to invest any time moving the data around, making ad-hoc querying and analysis near-instantaneous, Seamless and cost-effective," said Konstantin Gredeskoul, CTO, Wanelo. "We are now able to perform complex cohort analysis and retention reports across hundreds of gigabytes of data in a couple of minutes. When compared to traditional methods such as data warehousing, this is game changing."

"Fifty percent of the world's smartphone traffic goes through Ericsson and we are continuously evaluating new technologies to increase the ability of the network to manage growing data volumes in the most responsive, secure, cost effective ways possible," said Vish Nandlall, Ph.D., CTO & Head of Strategy and Marketing for Ericsson North America. "Joyent's new compute-on-storage innovation is a fundamental paradigm shift that changes the economics and utility of object storage and high-performance big data analysis."

According to Gartner, 80% of enterprise data is unstructured and growing at over 40% yearly. As such, Joyent's new cloud storage service is a perfect match for the growing data management demands of enterprise customers. The cloud service provides an easy-to-use interface to durably and very securely store any amount of data, and then process that data using any program or tool run in a standard UNIX environment. Reducing cost while eliminating the burden of frameworks and clustering typically associated with large volumes of unstructured data, the object storage service also uniquely provides: