Brand Analytics on the GCE Cloud

At TEXTIENT Analytics, We are now trying out Google compute engine to run our complex and heavy analytics pipeline . We recently ran this brand analytics  on a standard single CPU n1 instance on GCE . Looks very promising in terms of performance and the cost of the run… Instance boot times are way faster then the well known Cloud providers we have come across.

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Exploring the Feelings of @Rackspace’ staying independent !

TEXTIENT’s cloud based Analytics reveals the feelings of  Rackspace, one of the biggest cloud service providers  deciding to stay independent after scouting for strategic options including partnerships and acquisition.

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What feelings are driving Scotland’s big vote on Independence?

As Scotland’s day of destiny arrives, What feelings are driving Scotland’s big vote on Independence?

Read more on this analysis at http://bitly.com/1stv2eF

* TEXTIENT Analytics is run on Digital Ocean, AWS and GCE Cloud

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The Moods at New York on the Easter day

Happy Easter to all. The rising Joyful moods at #newyork The happier side of #big data can be viewed  here .   This is a part of the analytics on a smaller data set of twitter streams from 16 to 20 April’14

 

 

Disclaimer : Data accuracy is not guaranteed.

Views are  own.  Data and charts if used, in the article have been sourced from available information in the public domain and has not been authenticated by any statutory authority.

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Xplenty Expands Coverage to all Amazon Web Services’ Regions

Customers using Amazon CloudFront can now benefit from Xplenty to parse and process their log files, all within the Xplenty design environment

Tel Aviv, Israel – March 4, 2014 – Xplenty, www.xplenty.com, provider of the innovative Hadoop-as-a-service platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network, and seller on the AWS Marketplace, now offers its big data processing technology directly to customers in all AWS Regions. Xplenty is now available to customers from AWS’ Regions in South America (Sao Paolo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). This adds to the existing Xplenty locations of U.S. East (N. Virginia), U.S. West (N. California and Oregon) and EU (Ireland).

Xplenty technology provides Hadoop processing on the cloud via a coding-free design environment, ensuring businesses can quickly and easily benefit from the opportunities offered by big data without having to invest in hardware, software or related personnel.

Meanwhile, users of the Amazon CloudFront content delivery network can now use Xplenty to analyze their log files. New predefined templates let users parse and process Amazon CloudFront logs easily. The processing engine transforms structured and semi-structured big data and easily scales to petabytes as data requirements grow, allowing companies to better understand their customers.

One company already using Xplenty to gain better insight to their customers is WalkMe. “We have customers from a wide range of industries and verticals – including banks, financial institutions, retail services, tourism, leading software vendors and more – all of which use WalkMe to simplify their customers’ online experience. By using Xplenty to break down our log files, we’re able to gain valuable insights into our customer needs and preferences,” says Nir Nahum, VP of R&D at WalkMe. “With the easy-to-use GUI, we just designate the file location for processing, and it automatically sets up the template and runs.”

Xplenty is available within the global AWS Marketplace to customers seeking to integrate a Hadoop-as-a-Service platform to solve their big data processing challenges.

“Big data is shaping the way companies of all sizes develop new products and identify new opportunities to increase their efficiency,” said Brian Matsubara, Head of Global Technology Alliances, Amazon Web Services.  “By bringing their Big Data analysis tools to the AWS cloud, Xplenty is giving customers an innovative approach to solve their business challenges.  Xplenty leverages the AWS global platform to provide scalable Big Data solutions to customers around the world.”

“As a cloud-based service provider, we offer organizations of any size the opportunity to learn more about their customers, further personalize their services, and increase their bottom lines, all by enabling their big data analyses,” says Yaniv Mor, co-founder and CEO of Xplenty. “Why shouldn’t everyone gain by using the data they are paying to store anyway?”

About Xplenty

Xplenty was founded by data professionals for data professionals to deliver on the promise of big data. Xplenty’s true big data solution provides ROI almost immediately by uncovering valuable business insights, translating into higher revenues and increased competitiveness. Xplenty delivers a coding-free, cloud-based Hadoop-as-a-Service platform that transforms structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data into usable information in the AWS, Rackspace and Softlayer environments. Our goal is to make Hadoop accessible and cost-effective for everybody. http://www.xplenty.com

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Cloud Assets,Health & Analytics

The SaaS Solutions provided by Cloud Health Technologies , a new service provider on the block is  interesting

A holistic view of the Cloud environment especially when you have deployed hundreds of servers, store terabytes of data across mutiple storage locations drives cloud management innovation which is the heart of  CloudHealth Technologies. Their services combine cloud analysis technology and the integration of cloud business services such as provisioning, performance, monitoring, and financial, to support a holistic approach for IT management of your cloud ecosystem.  According to them, their services offer actionable business insights to help  answer the tough cloud management questions so that one can align the cloud assets and operations with their business needs such as for instance

  • What is my cloud usage per customer, service, or project?
  • How can I correlate my cloud performance to my customer service level requirements?
  • How can I correlate revenue per customer to COGS?
  • How can I determine the optimal number and types of reserved instances based on business needs?
  • How can I get a consolidated view of all of my accounts, services, regions, and asset detail?

At the Outset it seems to be an interesting service especially for companies which may have a number of their Amazon cloud assets to be streamlined and managed. Their website doesn’t provide information about pricing. 

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Digital Ocean is Awesome!

Where in the world today can you get a SSD storage machine on a Tier-1 Network with 1 TB Data transfer pre-packaged for $5? Its only at Digital Ocean. It is probably one of the most interesting Cloud  I came across and tried recently. One of the important things to consider about Digital Ocean’s service is the high quality of Disk IOPS and Network I/O that comes at an unbeatable price.

IOPS intensive workloads in AWS Cloud is pretty expensive  plus you have to shell out additionally for the network I/O.

A decent sized SME Web Application workload on a $5 or $10 Digital Ocean Server can cost atleast $20 (400% more) in AWS and on a similar scale in Rackspace Cloud Server.

My  Objective here is not to compare Digital Ocean against AWS or Rackspace ,because you know I never compare a  bright engineer in his 20s with a go getter attitude with a Veteran Engg.Manager in his late 30s or eary 40s when Hiring, Many a times in a start up or in a SME business,an innovative Engineer in his 20+ is good enough for the business….

Digital Ocean’s User interface is slick, They have a easy to use APIs. May not be comprehensive., But its good. There are 3rd party wrappers/client libraries. You can take server snapshots and they have a backup service.

Digital Ocean’ Support has been terrific. You must perhaps experience what I am saying here..

As I am writing this, I just saw a message in their Console that their Amsterdam region has run out of capacity and no new droplets can be created! I can imagine they are growing up very rapidly and I hope their value will continue to stay as this growth continues…

Digital Ocean is definitely a new service to think about seriously and has been truely awesome

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