Karmasphere And Canonical Announce Partnership

Developers benefit from easy access to Big Data Analytics from their Ubuntu Linux desktop

Cupertino, CA – March 22, 2011 – Karmasphere™, a Big Data Analytics company, today announced a partnership with Canonical, the company that leads Ubuntu Linux development and provides support, custom engineering and training for the industry-leading Ubuntu Linux distribution.  As part of the relationship, Karmasphere gains direct access to Canonical Linux expertise and support, ensuring a superior user experience for Karmasphere customers hosting Big Data development on Linux workstations.

“More than one third of Karmasphere customers perform Big Data analytics on Linux workstations,” said Martin Hall, Karmasphere executive vice president of Corporate Development. “Integration with one of the leading commercially supported Linux distributions assures greater productivity for Hadoop developers.”

Key Facts

  • Karmasphere partnership with Canonical ensures tight integration and commercial-quality hosting of Karmasphere products on the leading Ubuntu Linux workstation platform
  • Karmasphere Developer Studio and Karmasphere Analyst products support Ubuntu Linux as a standard development host; Ubuntu Linux is also a preferred platform for running Hadoop clusters
  • Working with Canonical helps Karmasphere deliver streamlined Ubuntu installation and worry-free development/analysis experience
  • Ubuntu Linux boasts dynamic global developer and user communities, including Big Data analytics users and Hadoop core developers
  • Karmasphere joins Amazon Web Services, Cloudera and other leading Big Data companies as members of the Canonical International Partner Programme


Karmasphere Studio Professional Edition and Karmasphere Analyst today host on Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” for both native and virtual machine-based development.

Visit the Karmasphere Online Store to purchase Karmasphere software on-line or contact sales@karmasphere.com. Developers and analysts can download, evaluate and use Karmasphere Studio Community Edition on Ubuntu Linux as well, and can join the Karmasphere Community mailing list.

Key Links

Karmasphere http://karmasphere.com
Karmasphere Store http://karmasphere.com/Buy/karmasphere-studio-product-family.html
Apache Hadoop http://hadoop.apache.org/
Canonical Web Site http://www.canonical.com
Canonical Partner Program http://www.canonical.com/about-canonical/partnerships
Ubuntu Linux http://www.ubuntu.com/

About Canonical

Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organization and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.

Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open-source development tools to ensure that organizations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit www.canonical.com.

About Karmasphere Studio Professional Edition and Karmasphere Analyst

Until recently, Apache Hadoop and Hive software has only been available to advanced UNIX/Linux-based developers and analysts willing and able to set-up a Hadoop cluster and install Hive. Karmasphere removes this productivity roadblock and streamlines MapReduce programming and SQL prototyping. With Karmasphere, there is no initial requirement to set up a Hadoop cluster – Karmasphere lets developers and data engineers analyze Hadoop data with a graphical desktop environment from Windows, Mac or UNIX/Linux instead of hard-to-use command-line tools. When developers and analysts are ready to deploy to a real Hadoop cluster, Karmasphere lets them migrate to any distribution of Hadoop including Cloudera CDH and Amazon Elastic MapReduce with one click. For more information, visit http://www.karmasphere.com.

About Karmasphere

Karmasphere is a big data intelligence software company bringing Apache Hadoop power to developers and analysts. Karmasphere enables companies to unlock the competitive advantages within their large datasets by providing an easy-to-use class of client-side software. Karmasphere’s products, built around the Karmasphere Application Framework™, feature independence across any Hadoop environment, easy one-click deployment across any cloud/cluster, and a rich and friendly user-interface to maximize productivity, discovery and insight. For more information visit http://www.karmasphere.com

Note: Karmasphere, Karmasphere Application Framework and Karmasphere Studio are trademarks of Karmasphere. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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