Big Data Hosting
Hosted big data demands big performance.
Cloud applications and services are generating unprecedented quantities of data. From application developers to video streamers, organizations of all sizes face the challenge of capturing, searching, analyzing, and leveraging as much as terabytes of data per second—too much for the constraints of traditional system capabilities and database management tools.
This is where SoftLayer comes in. Hosting your big data at SoftLayer means your application can leverage the power of bare metal infrastructure and the industry’s most advanced network, so your big data has the ultimate level of performance and scalability.
Our wide range of server options gives you the freedom to choose the exact computing resources needed to give your application its best performance with total control to configure RAM, CPU, networking, and more.
And our advanced, high-speed global private network allows you to seamlessly integrate—or geographically diversify—your big data nodes, clusters, or shards around the world.
That’s just the beginning. Talk with our team today and see how our advantages give your big data the best solution.
Turn Big Data Into Big Value
Leverage big data for real-time reporting and feedback to drive better, data-driven, operational business decisions. Simple querying, sorting, filtering, and aggregation of data in real time drives both reporting and integration back into operational processes.
High Volume Data Feeds
Ingest large streams of data such as server logs, telemetry data, stock market data, or social media status updates with a storage layer capable of keeping up with a high volume of writes. Monitor and analyze social media, track web analytics, and keep up with high frequency trading with scale out sharding, memory mapped storage engines, and asynchronous writes.
User-Generated Content Management
Manage data generated by end users, such as metadata, processing and filtering preferences, resizing commands, and permission in an online photo sharing service. Flexible schema, scale out storage, atomic updates, and large object storage provide long term flexibility and stability.
Compare Cloudant, MongoDB, and Riak
Every big data application is different. Some need super speed. Others require a high level of redundancy. SoftLayer offers a variety of big data solutions to suit the broad scope of big data demands. Discover which best fits your application.
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The “Big Data” Revolution
The concept of “big data” stems from the ever-increasing size and quantity of data sets today, and the pace at which they are being generated.
With the growth of the cloud, organizations of all sizes and industries are producing more data than ever—even up to terabytes per second. Hidden in this data are insights with potential business value. The challenge lies in organizing and analyzing the data to create new business strategies and make organizational decisions.
Until recently, the most prevalent tools for organizing and analyzing data were relational database management systems (RDBMS) leveraging Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL solutions use structured data sets, typically stored and manipulated on a single server. When the size of the data set increases to the capacity ceiling of the existing server, the solution has to “scale up” by moving to a larger server with higher processing power and more storage and RAM capacity. Scaling up like this can be time-consuming and lead to a substantial rise in cost.
Naturally, with data now arriving quickly, from many different sources, and in myriad schemas, database administrators find the need to maximize the efficiency and scalability of their solution. The industry has begun shifting to NoSQL (Not Only SQL) databases which use non-relational and unstructured data sets. This allows data to be stored across multiple systems, enabling NoSQL applications to “scale out” through the incremental addition of commodity systems, achieving on-demand capacity growth and higher cost effectiveness.
In addition to database models for manipulating and processing data, the architecture and size of big data sets present particular infrastructure requirements including:
- Storage to accommodate the sheer size of the data itself
- RAM to load as much data as needed at one time
- Processing power commensurate with the level of performance required from the solution
- Network capable of connecting distributed data stores with low latency to enhance performance
From infrastructure solutions to processing and manipulating data sets, the big data revolution is just beginning. Its insights can transform the way business is done. Is your business poised to take advantage of big data opportunities?
Seamless Global Platform
Our global data centers and high speed network enable big data solutions with geographic diversity and redundancy. Deploy replica sets in Singapore and Dallas, and communicate between them as if they were in the same location—and even the same rack—with no back-end network charges or additional connectivity products to buy.
Wide-range of Computing Options
Get the performance level your big data application demands by selecting from a wide range of dedicated servers, public cloud instances, and private cloud options, all ready to configure with the memory and storage options ideal for your solution.
Handle large workloads by scaling out on demand. Add new and better hardware with the latest processors without having to reconfigure your solution.
Full Integration With all SoftLayer Services
Your big data servers or clusters can function as stand-alone environments, or be fully integrated with your other SoftLayer solutions and services.
Our multi-level security strategy shields your big data solution against physical and electronic threats. Certified operational procedures and practices, a comprehensive range of software and hardware security solutions, and strategic partnerships with industry-leading companies help maximize uptime, protect private information, and mitigate business risk.
Grow when you want and pay for only what your application demands. All our services are offered month-to-month, with no long-term contracts.