March 21, 2013
NEW YORK and PALO ALTO, Calif., March 21 — Continuuity, the industry's first Big Data application fabric, today announced a partnership with Joyent, Inc., the high-performance cloud infrastructure company. Continuuity products and related services will be available on the Joyent public cloud, a preferred cloud infrastructure provider for deployment of the Continuuity AppFabric.
The Continuuity AppFabric is an application runtime and data platform that sits on top of open source Hadoop components and is delivered as a Platform as a Service (PaaS). It is the first scale-out application server for Hadoop and HBase. Continuuity's PaaS enables developers to quickly and easily deploy their Big Data apps to a single tenant, hosted virtual private cloud (VPC). Development teams have access to a self-serve platform with DevOps tools and insights to allow managing and scaling of applications. They can use the Continuuity Developer Suite to create and deploy applications locally and then push them to a cloud environment on Joyent infrastructure with one click. With no changes to application code, applications are elastically scalable and ready for use in production.
"This partnership with Continuuity is a continuation of our commitment to bringing our expertise to the development and deployment of Big Data applications. Working together, we're helping to deliver the next generation cloud computing infrastructure that will enable big data workloads and applications," said Henry Wasik, president and CEO, Joyent. "Combining Continuuity with the scale and power of the Joyent Cloud will enable developers everywhere to keep ahead of the next generation of application development."
"Continuuity's partnership with Joyent is an important milestone in our mission to democratize Big Data application development, and we're excited to be working with them as a preferred cloud provider. By combining Joyent's high-performance cloud infrastructure with the Continuuity AppFabric, we are giving developers a complete set of capabilities to create Big Data apps," said Todd Papaioannou, co-founder and CEO at Continuuity. "Partnering with leading cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers allows us to make it fast and easy to build, deploy, scale and manage Big Data apps."
Continuuity Founders to Present at Structure:Data in NYC
Continuuity also announced today that its CEO Todd Papaioannou and CTO Jonathan Gray will be featured speakers at GigaOM Structure:Data in New York City on March 21-22, 2013. Papaioannou's keynote, "Solving Big Data App Developers' Biggest Pains," takes place on March 21; he will also be a panelist on "The Guru Panel: What's in Your Stack" and "Exploring the Hadoop Data Reservoir, Lessons from Practitioners." On March 21, Gray will be a panelist on "The Hadoop of Plenty: What New Tech Innovations Is Hadoop Enabling?"
Continuuity is a sponsor of Structure:Data. Attendees can meet the Continuuity team at the event and learn more about what the Joyent partnership means for their options for application development.
Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, offering the only cloud service that's purpose-built to power today's modern applications. Known for instant scalability, cloud uptime and excellent service and support, Joyent provides both large enterprise and small business customers with the most cost-effective public and hybrid cloud solutions available today. Joyent's customers are among today's fastest-growing brands, including Message Bus, ModCloth, TaskRabbit, Voxer and Wanelo.
Continuuity delivers the industry's first Big Data application fabric, fueling the next generation of Big Data applications by making it fast and easy for any developer to build, deploy, scale and manage Big Data apps. Built by developers for developers, Continuuity offers a unified experience across the entire application lifecycle from development to DevOps. Continuuity provides pre-packaged building blocks with higher level APIs, Datasets, tooling and documentation that make creating Big Data applications blazing fast. The cloud-based Continuuity AppFabric, the first scale-out application server for Hadoop and HBase, is built on top of Hadoop open source components and shields developers from the complexity of Big Data and cloud infrastructure. With visually rich UIs, elastic scalability at the touch of a button and push-button app deployment from the developer's local machine to the cloud, Continuuity shifts the focus from infrastructure creation to business value creation. Built by a team that has worked on and run some of the biggest, most sophisticated Big Data systems in the world, Continuuity is the future of Big Data application development.
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