Karmasphere Joins The Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace To Offer Open Cloud Analytics Platform For Hadoop

Delivers Faster Time-to-Insight by Combining Hortonworks Hadoop Platform and Karmasphere Big Data Analytics on the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud

Cupertino, CA – June 27, 2013– Karmasphere™, the leader in Big Data Analytics, today announced it is joining the Cloud Tools Marketplace Program at Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company. The availability of Karmasphere for Rackspace customers is intended to lower the barrier of entry for customers looking to jumpstart Hadoop projects. The new solution will be demonstrated at the Rackspace booth, #27, at the Hadoop Summit, June 26-27, San Jose Convention Center.

“Karmasphere shares our commitment to open standards and to delivering a faster time-to-insight for Hadoop users,” said Stephen Salas, cloud market development manager at Rackspace. “Because Karmasphere is a native Hadoop solution, it offers one of the most powerful and richest analytics solutions in the market today.”

This relationship recognizes the opportunity for two leaders to come together to make full fidelity Big Data Analytics on Hadoop widely available and easier to deploy, with less complexity and expense.By working with Rackspace to leverage industry open standards, Karmasphere is offering a simpler, easier way to get started with a cloud-based Hadoop deployment, with analytics capability built-in from the start.

“Hadoop users are looking for less complexity, more openness and an easier route to business value,” said Martin Hall, co-founder and executive vice-president of corporate development for Karmasphere. “Rackspace offers this and provides a wide variety of choices to meet the unique needs of customers across various industries.”

To learn more about Karmasphere, visit Booth #34 at Hadoop Summit, June 26-27, at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA.