Kognitio Expands Support For Amazon EC2, Introduces Multi-Node, Cloud-Based
Analytical Capability Via Amazon Web Services
Kognitio Cloud extends market leadership, enabling multi-terabyte in-memory
instances via Amazon Web Services with instant provisioning
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 29, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kognitio, driving the convergence of
Big Data, in-memory analytics and cloud computing, today improved its support
for the Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) cluster compute environment. The
company is making multi-node instances generally available that can be rapidly
implemented, enabling companies to do intensive analytics on large volumes of
data, using the newly-enhanced AWS Cloud computing platform, more
cost-effectively than ever before.
The announcement was made today at the Amazon re:Invent global customer and
partner conference, being held this week in Las Vegas, where attendees will be
able to learn how to leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its features for a
variety of popular use cases, such asBig Data analytics. Kognitio is a
silver sponsor of the event.
Kognitio Cloud has been specifically developed to take advantage of the Amazon
environment, and is not a "cloud-washed" version of the Kognitio Analytical
Platform. Company officials said that the Kognitio software has been capable
of running across multiple nodes in production on AWS EC2 "cluster compute 2"
(CC2) environments, with several customers and partners already taking
advantage of this capability today.
Companies with AWS accounts can implement multi-node instances of Kognitio
Cloud with a simple web-based utility that provisions EC2 Servers immediately.
Signing up for this demonstration service at kognitio.kognitiocloud.com
creates a CloudFormation template that automatically builds a multi-node
environment, appearing as a single appliance to the end-user.
"By combining the power of in-memory analytics with the ease of cloud-based
implementation, Kognitio is again taking the lead in delivering powerful
performance to the widest range of companies," said John Coppins, senior vice
president, Kognitio Cloud. "Increasingly, there is a consensus that all data
is Big Data. The ability to rapidly develop environments where huge amounts
of information can be analyzed within seconds, at minimal cost, is emerging as
a primary key to business success. With our focus on the cloud, Kognitio is
well-positioned to deliver that vital capability."
Today's announcement again confirms Kognitio's consistently innovative
leadership stance in the Big Data marketplace. It recently introducedfree,
full-feature perpetual use licenses up to 128GB for use in the cloud or
on-premises, allowing organizations of any size to gain insight from Big Data,
unifying the "information anywhere" approach that more companies are
"Kognitio and Amazon Web Services are both key partners for VivaKi because
they are industry leaders committed to transforming Big Data into actionable
insights," said Pradeep Ananthapadmanabhan, Chief Technology Officer of Vivaki
Nerve Center. "We are excited to see these two key partners come together to
deliver an even more compelling data offering. Kognitio Cloud multi-node
provisioning will allow us to deploy and scale consumer intelligence solutions
quickly and more efficiently."
Kognitio executives added that they are anxiously anticipating the launch of
Amazon's "Cluster Compute 3" (CC3) environment, expected to have enhanced RAM
and compute capabilities; this will offer improved economics for users, who
will be able to expand linearly to a greater number of servers for more
analytical power, or leverage fewer servers for the same capability.
Kognitio is driving the convergence of Big Data, in-memory analytics and cloud
computing. Having delivered the first in-memory analytical platform in 1989,
it was designed from the ground up to provide the highest amount of scalable
compute power to allow rapid execution of complex analytical queries without
the administrative overhead of manipulating data. Kognitio software runs on
industry-standard x86 servers, or as an appliance, or in Kognitio Cloud, a
ready-to-use analytical platform. Kognitio Cloud is a secure, private or
public cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), leveraging the cloud computing
model to make the Kognitio Analytical Platform available on a subscription
basis. Clients span industries, including market research, consumer packaged
goods, retail, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, gaming,
media and utilities.
To learn more, visit www.kognitio.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and
Contact: Michael Hiskey, Kognitio, +1-646-216-2073,
email@example.com; or Steve Friedberg, MMI Communications,
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