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PEER 1 Hosting (TSX:PIX), the global IT hosting provider, announced today that big data predictive analytics platform provider Sociocast has selected the company to host its processing infrastructure. With PEER 1 Hosting, Sociocast, which enables its customers to analyze large and fast-moving streams of data to extract actionable trends, has seen a 63 percent decrease in latency and a 20 percent instant CPU gain.

Prior to selecting PEER 1 Hosting's dedicated servers, Sociocast was hosting its infrastructure with a pure cloud provider. While this eased the company's initial launch by eliminating the need for dedicated infrastructure purchases, Sociocast soon experienced significant performance degradation. To abate these performance challenges, Sociocast sought out PEER 1 Hosting for a more flexible hosting approach. After examining PEER 1 Hosting's public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers and managed hosting offerings, Sociocast transitioned to the company's bare metal servers. As a result of the move, Sociocast has seen a significant drop in latency and was able to cut its Hadoop cluster in half.

"Each day, our customers receive hundreds of requests per second via our real-time APIs. Combined with the millions of unique online users and billions of user events, this generates hundreds of billions of data rows in our system - every single day," said Giri Iyengar, chief technology officer at Sociocast. "Our customers, and in turn, their customers, expect fast and consistent performance in order to analyze trends and make predictions based on their big data streams. When we hosted our infrastructure in the cloud, we did not have reliable results. With PEER 1 Hosting's dedicated hosting options, we are seeing consistent bandwidth availability, a lower financial burden and happier end users."

"As big data grows and expands to a number of new industries, more and more companies are asking the same questions about how to store, access and analyze this influx of data," said Robert Miggins, senior vice president of business development at PEER 1 Hosting. "Sociocast is helping answer these questions by putting in place the appropriate tools to extract predictive value from big data, and we are pleased to support the results and capabilities that they enable for their customers."

SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE ©2014 Business Wire



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