Karmasphere Announces The First “Hadoop Developer Virtual Appliance”


Free All-in-One Package Jump-Starts Ramp to Big Data on Hadoop

Cupertino, CA – June 29, 2011 – Karmasphere™, a Big Data Intelligence company, today announced its new all-in-one Karmasphere Studio Community Hadoop Virtual Appliance for developers. The free bundle incorporates Apache Hadoop, Ubuntu Linux, the Eclipse IDE and Karmasphere Studio Community, all in a convenient virtual machine. With this virtual appliance developers can speed their ramp to MapReduce development to get Hadoop initiatives moving forward in their companies.

“We know that more and more companies are attracted to the power of Hadoop but just don’t know how to get started,” said Abe Taha, VP Engineering, Karmasphere. “With our appliance, developers can now jump-start their Hadoop projects with or without a cluster installed and immediately prepare to support the needs of the data analyst professionals across the company who are looking to unlock the intelligence inside unstructured data.”

The Karmasphere Studio Community Hadoop Developer Virtual Appliance is easy to install and provides a graphical Eclipse environment that guides the developer through prototyping and developing MapReduce jobs.  The developer can then test the jobs using the Apache Hadoop within the virtual appliance to assure they will function properly when deployed to a remote Hadoop cluster.  It is a great way to learn MapReduce and get started with Hadoop, even without having a Hadoop cluster installed.

For more information and to access the new All-in-One virtual appliance from Karmasphere, come by the Karmasphere booth at Hadoop Summit 2011 on June 29, 2011 or download the appliance.

Key Links

Karmasphere http://karmasphere.com

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere, a Big Data Intelligence company, unlocks the power of Apache Hadoop for developers and analysts in the enterprise. In a world where data is vital to businesses, companies come to Karmasphere to bring new services to market and accelerate revenues.

Karmasphere offers a Big Data Analytics solution to explore unstructured data produced by web, mobile, sensor and social media together with traditional structured data. Our product suite builds on the Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Engine™ offering independence across Hadoop environments, one-click deployment across any cloud or cluster, use of standard programming and query languages and a graphical user interface, to maximize productivity for greater discovery, insight and action.

For more information visit http://www.karmasphere.com.

Note: Karmasphere, Karmasphere Big Data Analytics Engine and Karmasphere Studio are trademarks of Karmasphere. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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