Cloudwick Labs to Accelerate Hadoop & Cassandra Enterprise Adoption
Oct 29, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) --
Strata Conference + Hadoop World (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 -- Cloudwick, the leader in Big Data People, Process and Technology Transformation for the Fortune 1000, announces the launch of Cloudwick Labs, a community powered Big Data use case, benchmark and best practice research center-of-excellence for enterprise Big Data.
"After having completed more than 60,000 hours of Big Data production development for leading enterprises like Bank of America, Visa, JP Morgan, Home Depot, Warner Music Group, NetApp, Walmart and Radium One, we realized the need for a benchmark and certification lab that is dedicated to working with the Big Data community (enterprises, consultants and vendors) to research and test Big Data," said Mani Chhabra, Cloudwick Labs Chairman. "Our mission with Cloudwick Labs is to assist enterprise architects, engineers and developer teams by providing an environment where one can quickly gain experience in designing, engineering and managing Big Data clusters."
Why Cloudwick Labs Matters
The complexity of Big Data for enterprise architects, engineers and developers is high and more resources are needed to help them make more informed Hadoop and Cassandra production cluster design, integration and engineering decisions.To this goal, Cloudwick Labs is working with the Big Data community to launch, Big Data Answers, a community forum and knowledge management platformpowered by Atlassian & GitHub. This is made possible due to the support and sponsorship from the Big Data community and vendors like DataStax, Hortonworks, Cloudera, Mellanox, Fusion-io, Extreme Networks and SUSE.
"DataStax and Cloudwick Labs are creating a roadmap for joint customer success that enables faster time to 'go live' with higher reliability and at lower cost," said David Kloc, senior vice president, global business development, DataStax. "Already hundreds of companies including 20 of the Fortune 100 rely on DataStax's next-generation Cassandra database, and that number is set to grow dramatically as businesses migrate from relational databases such as Oracle, bolstered by the confidence of independent validation partners such as Cloudwick Labs.
"Mellanox is pleased to help the community with best practices and benchmarking efforts," said Eyal Gutkind, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Market Development at Mellanox Technologies. "Using Mellanox's FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 40Gb/s Ethernet interconnect solutions, Hadoop and other NoSQL application users are able to maximize their application and runtime performance and gain the highest return on investment in analytics and data warehousing solutions."
Now Accepting Big Data Benchmark R&D Project Requests
A call for Q1 2014 Hadoop and Cassandra use case and benchmark project submissions is now underway. If you have an enterprise Big Data use case or benchmark project that you would like Cloudwick Labs to develop, test and certify please submit it to projects(at)cloudwicklabs(dot)com or visit us at booth 26 at Strata + Hadoop World in New York.
"The Hadoop and Big Data community needs an independent facility like Cloudwick Labs to test, benchmark and validate performance claims that, at present, are largely based on vendor tests and projections," said Martyn Crew, CEO of Bootstrap Marketing. "Cloudwick Lab's people, process and technology best-practice approach is exactly what is needed to dispel the fog around Big Data performance and help accelerate adoption."
Now Accepting Big Data Interoperability Certification Requests
Cloudwick Labs is now accepting your Big Data use case, benchmark and best practice playbook research projects for Q1 2014. Please email your project requests to projects(at)cloudwicklabs(dot)com. Together we can accelerate enterprise Big Data knowledge and adoption.
About Cloudwick Labs
Cloudwick Labs works with enterprise engineers, consultants and vendors to research, certify and share Big Data use cases, benchmarks and engineering playbooks with the community. Our community goal is to accelerate Big Data enterprise adoption through shared knowledge and best practices. To become a Cloudwick Labs Big Data member, partner or sponsor go to http://www.cloudwicklabs.com to learn more.
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