Altiscale, a provider of big data as a service, is partnering with Tableau Software, which makes business analytics software, to bring better "visual agility" to enterprises at a time when they are increasingly turning to Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark to store and analyze both their structured and unstructured data.
A well-run big data environment including Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark can generate valuable analytical insights that boost business performance by guiding business strategy and tactics. But what type of environment is best – an on-premise deployment or deployment in the cloud?
"Hadoop is increasingly moving to the cloud, with the Gartner group reporting that over 50% of companies are considering a cloud only or hybrid cloud solution for Big Data. Altiscale has been offering a high-performance, secure, multi-tenant cloud solution since 2014, with its multitenancy and performance capabilities driven by the use of namespaced Docker containers."
"This new partnership with Tableau makes it easier for business analysts, IT professionals, and data scientists to access, analyze, and visualize the massive volumes of data available in Hadoop."
"Altiscale... offers its customers the exciting promise of being able to shove all of its data off into the cloud to have it crunched at will. Tableau, on the other hand, is all about helping organizations to visualize their data."