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Carpathia and Altiscale Deliver Big Data Management Through Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) Partnership

Fully managed Hadoop solution processes massive amounts of mission-critical data, while accelerating processing speed and minimizing cost

DULLES, Va. and PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carpathia, a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of managed hosting and cloud services for government agencies and enterprises, today announced a partnership with Altiscale, the only provider to offer a purpose-built Apache® Hadoop™ cloud. The strategic partnership delivers Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) to enterprises, government agencies and global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers looking for more powerful and cost-effective access to large-scale data processing capabilities.

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Through the partnership, the Altiscale Data Cloud – Altiscale's HaaS solution – is now available in Carpathia's network of data centers. Carpathia's customers now have a turnkey Hadoop solution that matches the level of management, support, and reliability that Carpathia brings to the rest of their infrastructure. In addition, the companies have aligned on-boarding and support processes to streamline the joint customer experience.

Together, Carpathia and Altiscale deliver a fully managed service that is optimized for Hadoop, providing customers with always-on access to their data, proactive monitoring of jobs, and predictable monthly pricing. Engineered to meet stringent federal requirements, the HaaS solution processes data multiple times faster than commodity-built Hadoop platforms and ensures mission-critical availability to meet the performance and compliance demands of any commercial or government organization.

"Hadoop is becoming critical for businesses as they seek to make sense of unstructured data, accelerate queries on massive datasets, uncover hidden trends, and enhance insights for predictive modeling," said Raymie Stata, CEO, Altiscale. "The Carpathia partnership and the Altiscale Data Cloud frees customers from the infrastructural and operational burdens of Hadoop, allowing them to quickly scale and pay only for the Hadoop resources they use."

"Carpathia is the only cloud operator purpose-built to deliver on the complex and compliant managed hosting and cloud requirements of organizations looking to leverage Hadoop," said Peter Weber, CEO, Carpathia. "Coupled with Altiscale's team of experienced veterans from Yahoo! who have operated some of the largest Hadoop clusters in the world, we have a winning solution to help organizations tackle their most formidable 'big data' challenges."

About Altiscale
Altiscale's mission is to provide the world's best infrastructure for data science. By providing not only elastic and on-demand infrastructure but also the operational staff to monitor jobs, Altiscale provides unparalleled levels of service for its customers. Founded in 2012, the Altiscale team has been on the forefront of Apache Hadoop – from its incubation at Yahoo! to operating more than 40,000 Hadoop nodes. As a company that understands the transformative power of this technology and its challenges, no other organization is better positioned to deliver reliable and scalable Apache Hadoop. Investors include Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst and Accel Partners. For more information, please visit altiscale.com or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale

About Carpathia
Carpathia is a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of managed hosting and cloud services, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world's most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. Founded in 2003, Carpathia is a growing, profitable business run by a seasoned management team with deep experience in delivering enterprise hosting solutions including colocation, managed services and cloud computing. Carpathia's suite of services is designed for organizations seeking scalable, secure, robust and enterprise-grade hosting solutions that can be quickly provisioned or tailored to meet unique requirements. Backed by its E3 Promise™, Carpathia consistently delivers an experience that exceeds customers' expectations. Carpathia was named to the Inc. Magazine 500|5000 list in 2011 and 2012 as one of America's fastest-growing companies. Contact Carpathia at 1.888.200.9494, or visit www.carpathia.com for more information.

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