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@BlueDataInc Offers Free 5-Node License of EPIC Enterprise Big Data Private Cloud Platform

BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today announced a free 5-node license of EPIC Enterprise, the industry's first Big Data software that enables enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on-premises. The deployment is fully supported by BlueData. Organizations that deploy BlueData software can provision 100 nodes or more depending on their hardware specification and run production workloads. They can also enable multiple users and departments to create their own clusters. There are no restrictions on the number of cores, servers or storage.

With this offering, BlueData is furthering its mission to democratize Big Data. Enterprises of all sizes can try out a Big Data private cloud with the consumption experience of the public cloud, in a low-risk environment that is fully supported. Now any organization has access to the resources needed to build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that deliver value in days instead of months at a cost savings of 50-75 percent compared with traditional approaches.

Customers wishing to learn more about the free 5-node license of EPIC Enterprise should visit

"Taneja predicted that 2014 would be the year of virtualized Big Data computing and BlueData is proving that out," said Mike Matchett, senior analyst and consultant at Taneja Group. "BlueData essentially virtualizes scale-out computing, turning a physical cluster into a Big Data cloud platform with elastic provisioning and policy-driven management. Best of all, BlueData helps companies leverage their Big Data wherever it currently exists, wherever it is, and streams it in with performance boosting technologies to the self-provisioning Hadoop/NoSQL cloud. With this leap, companies of all sizes can now readily make progress on broader, more aggressive Big Data visions."

EPIC is a software platform that organizations deploy on premises in their own data center on their own commodity hardware to create a Big Data Private Cloud. With EPIC, IT can deliver Big Data as a high-performing on-premises service to run any distributed application using any server with any storage. The EPIC platform is powered by BlueData patent-pending technology, including DataTap and IOBoost, which eliminate time-consuming data movement and unnecessary data duplication without compromising performance.

In a recent survey conducted by Intel, 82 percent of CIOs agreed that Big Data solutions would significantly improve business. However, only 5 percent have actually deployed the technology. These organizations are slowed by prohibitive costs and lengthy and complex implementations. Enterprises whose core business is not technology are hit particularly hard. These companies require a more flexible, cost-effective approach that is not reliant on large engineering staffs or big budgets. BlueData is bridging that gap with its 5-node free edition of EPIC to help proliferate Big Data adoption by enterprises of any size.

With this license of EPIC Enterprise, BlueData is making Big Data even more accessible to companies, even those on the smaller end of the spectrum, allowing them to create flexible and scalable on-premises production and test environments where people can work with, and experiment with, a variety of Big Data applications and iterate quickly with full control.

The EPIC Platform

The BlueData platform incorporates many patent-pending technologies to deliver self-service, speed and scale.

●        DataTap: eliminates time-consuming data movement and data duplication.

●        IOBoost: delivers extreme performance through application aware caching and tiering.

●        ElasticPlane: enables self-service, multi-tenant clusters using hypervisor and next generation container technologies.


Expansive Support for the Big Data Ecosystem

The Blue Data EPIC platform supports Hadoop 1.0, YARN, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, HBase, Impala and Spark. With BlueData EPIC, users choose the data set, choose the app, choose resources and go. Through the BlueData extensive network of technology and consulting partners including Cloudera, Databricks, Hortonworks, Red Hat and MetaScale, enterprises have access to the broad Big Data ecosystem.

"Enterprises need a platform to easily experiment with existing and emerging Big Data technologies and then quickly deploy the technologies of choice at scale," said Kumar Sreekanti, CEO and founder of BlueData. "We believe that our EPIC Platform is that solution. It's a big promise and we're standing behind that promise with the release of our 5-node free license of EPIC Enterprise as a key move toward our vision to make Big Data accessible to any enterprise, big or small."

BlueData also offers a full-featured community edition, EPIC One, which allows users to experience the power of multi-app, multi-version instant clusters on a single physical node. To download the free community edition, visit
Published Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:33 PM by David Marshall
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Zoe455 - (Author's Link) - October 17, 2014 2:40 AM

This is probably one of the best mentions of this topic I’ve seen in quite a while. It’s obvious that your knowledge of the subject is deep and this made for a very interesting read.

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