Hortonworks Inc Launches Data Cloud for AWS Platform

Horton Data Cloud with Amazon Web Service allows AWS clients to use the nimbleness and elasticity of Apache® Hadoop™ and Apache® Spark™.

hortonworks-on-awsGreatResponder.com – Hortonworks Inc, is one of the leading cloud data service provider, which creates open and connected data platforms, has announced the accessibility of Hortonworks Data Cloud or Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS). It enables Amazon Web Services clients to work in the fast, secure and potential environment where new workloads and analytic applications are being used.

The new cloud based service is powered by the open source community, which delivers the most popular enterprise grade capabilities of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with both the billing rate of per hour and per annual options available on the AWS Marketplace.

At this time, businesses are demanding for real-time decision making, growing competitive advantage, feasible and manageable costs are revealing three new primary trends in the information technology industry, that are as follows:  Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics and the Internet of Things. Hortonworks has a particular type of connected data architecture approach, for every trend that gives optimal footprints, elasticity, agility, cost and one most important drive real-time analytics. Using the Hortonworks Data Cloud Platform for Amazon Web Services, now companies are able to achieve the data faster and with greater flexibility that was not possible as before.

Shaun Connolly, chief strategy officer, Hortonworks, said: “We are enabling modern applications on a connected data architecture and believe customers should have a consistent data experience across the cloud and the data center, Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS gives customers an on-demand cloud service for a prescriptive experience for the most common Hadoop, Spark and Hive use cases with community support and the flexibility of hourly and annual billing through existing AWS Marketplace accounts.”

Hortonworks Data Cloud is particularly configured and optimized to operate on Amazon Web Services for consuming the enterprise ephemeral workload. It is also designed to integrate further more AWS services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon RDS and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

“Hortonworks is a true innovator when it comes to open source data platforms, which is why startups and enterprises alike depend on their solutions to deliver the analytics needed to power real-time business insights,” said Barry Russell, general manager of Global Business Development, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “AWS has many customers who want powerful open source-based applications like Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS available in a managed software catalog, and this listing on AWS Marketplace gives them the ability to immediately purchase and deploy to start accelerating decision making right away.”

These features of new cloud services make easier the life of clients to use cloud data platform as a service with pay as you go billing model. This is the fastest kind of way to running the Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark and Apache Hive workloads in the cloud platform.

Apple Plans Exclusively to Sell Apollo “Personal Cloud” Products

From this June the Apollo “personal cloud” the product of Promise Technologies will be available in Apple stores for general consumers along with Apollo Cloud App to use it from anywhere.

appoloGreatResponder.com  Promise Technologies announces that its brand new product Apollo “Personal cloud” will be available in Apple stores from this June for the consumers. The announcement was made by Promise in Computex in Taiwan.

The device is designed for families and small businesses; Apollo is a sleek, quiet appliance that allows users to privately and securely store their data. Apollo’s simple set-up and file management is performed from just one single app which enables users to share files from virtually any device and from anywhere in the world.

Additional members can easily be added, who can then each have their own storage space on the owner’s Apollo.  Each member has complete privacy and security from other members. At Computex, Promise is excited to debut Apollo through an interactive user experience area where visitors can see first-hand how easy it is to share and manage files through the Apollo app.

“Promise has a relentless commitment to innovating new solutions that improve how we live and work,” said HC Chang, GM of Promise Technology APAC. “Apollo is our latest innovation; however, it is just the beginning as we are looking at building a whole new line of solutions for the IoT market. We are looking forward to showcasing Apollo to the many users passionate about technology and we are excited to hear their innovative ideas on what the next generation of Apollo should offer.”

While the device certainly won’t replace cloud storage as we know it, Apollo is not even recommended as a sole backup device, it is part of a larger trend of personal cloud storage for users who want to take “control” of their privacy. Of course, with any Internet-enabled devices, there are still security risks, but it could provide peace of mind for certain users.

The device sounds ideal for families or friends who want to share photos or videos without putting them on Facebook, Instagram or another photo-sharing website or cloud-based service. There doesn’t seem to be much of a business application for the device.

Apple has been making efforts in recent months to bolster its position in the cloud marketplace, and this latest effort would appear to be a move towards the consumer market.

Web Hosting Hosting.co.uk Becomes First and Only MEGA Reseller in the UK

The web hosting provider Hosting.co.uk launched MEGA cloud computing service for both businesses and individual users.

Web Hosting Hosting.co.uk Becomes First and Only MEGA Reseller in the UK

Web Hosting Hosting.co.uk Becomes First and Only MEGA Reseller in the UK

Greatresponder.com on Jan. 19 2013: Recognizing this value, Hosting.co.uk inked a deal to become an authorized reseller of MEGA service. Already an established force in the web hosting sector, Hosting.co.uk sees this arrangement as a golden opportunity to add another layer of value to its already superior service.

The developers behind MEGA analyzed the weaknesses among the current leaders in cloud storage. The file system was perhaps the most glaring shortcoming in many cloud storage technologies. In general, users must create and maintain files within the system. Sharing and collaboration is possible, but there needless hurdles to be overcome. In many cases, once-eager users drop out of the cloud, as they discover not everything is as simple as advertised. MEGA, on the other hand, embraces sharing as one of the essential principles of its service. Cross-account folder sharing is as simple as a mouse click. Even individual users can expect an improved experience — MEGA can function seamlessly as a drive letter or file system mount.

Data security is a perennial concern for devotees of the cloud. Perceived vulnerability has likewise been an argument against embracing cloud storage wholeheartedly. Traditionally, server-side 128-bit encryption has been the sole defense against hacking and exploitation. MEGA features a browser-based encryption tool to which only users have access. This is a noteworthy step up from the security status quo. It’s worth noting also that more user control nearly always equates to a better user experience.

MEGA does not require users to download any proprietary software. Instead, users can access their stored data from any system, anywhere, at any time. Data transfer is managed entirely on the server side. A “resume” function allows users to pause and restart transfers as necessary. Thanks to its substantial network of data centers, syncing of small or medium files is all but instantaneous.

“MEGA represents the next leap forward in secure cloud storage,” said Hosting.co.uk’s Frederick Schiwek. “For the cost of a cab ride, users gain access to up to 500GB of secure storage space. Speed is a big selling point, too: MEGA operates enough worldwide data centers to ensure rapid file transfers. Best of all, users have control over the encryption and decryption of their own data. We know that our customers will gravitate towards a service that puts them in charge.”

Although based in the United Kingdom, Hosting.co.uk is pleased to offer its services to users across the globe. The company’s high-capacity data network and top-shelf web hosting technology make geography virtually irrelevant. Versatile and responsive, the company caters to a myriad of specialized hosting needs, including hosting for WordPress, Magento and Drupal, as well as the content management system Joomla!. Naturally, Hosting.co.uk guarantees near 100% uptime, round the clock technical support and a competitive pricing structure. When one combines the exceptional hosting packages offered by Hosting.co.uk with the cutting edge cloud storage offered by MEGA, it’s a sweet deal for anyone looking for an advantage in web development.

Even though it’s just hatched, the MEGA team has its sights firmly set on the future. The company behind MEGA is currently courting new investment partners, as well as looking for more opportunities to collaborate with existing service providers.