Posts tagged ‘Bigstep’

Webinar: “A Business User’s Guide to Big Data on Hadoop” (September 23rd)

On the 23rd of September, Ioana Hreninciuc and Andrew J Brust will host the “Business User’s Guide to Big Data on Hadoop” webinar.

The talk will be centered around this topics:

  • – IT or business user – who benefits more from deploying Hadoop?
  • – Who could or should bring Hadoop into the organization?
  • – Is Hadoop really necessary? What are the organization’s alternatives?
  • – How can you leverage an existing Hadoop deployment from your organization?
  • – What should a business user know about Hadoop?
  • – How long does it take to get started with Hadoop?
  • – Is Hadoop as a Service a reasonable alternative for your organization?
  • – What are the PROs and CONs of Hadoop as a Service?


About Ioana Hreninciuc, Commercial Director, Bigstep

Ioana is the Commercial Director of Bigstep, in charge with setting the right strategy for operations and clients.




About Andrew Brust, Sr. Director, Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism, Datameer

Andrew is Senior Director, Technical Product Marketing and Evangelism at Datameer and writes a blog for ZDNet called “Big on Data.”

Join us and learn more about how Hadoop can help your business on September 23rd. If you don’t have an O’Reilly account yet, just sign in or create a new account here.


From launch to Forbes in five months

When we launched our IaaS for big data in October 2013 we were confident the market would be intrigued by the combination of super computing power and cloud flexibility.

We weren’t quite prepared though, for the kudos coming our way over the ensuing months, which culminated in Bigstep appearing in a Forbes article at the end of March. So if you’ll excuse us singing our own praises for a moment, we’d like to recap on what we’ve been up to since October.  Continue Reading

5 months in the Netcraft’s monthly Top 10. How about that?

We’ve recently received good news from Netcraft twice: in August we’ve reached 3rd place in their top 10 and, also, it’s our fifth consecutive month in this prestigious top. Here’s the news with all the details.

As we’ve already said in a previous article about our presence in top 10, we continue to maintain a consistent 100% uptime, an excellent response time and a low number of failed requests. This is quite a record, as Netcraft admits.

In August, we have been placed on the 3rd position due to a 0,007% rate of failed requests and a connection time of 0,070ms.

We are really proud of this recognition. Our hosting infrastructure for big data companies is the differentiator that makes us great. Currently, we are the only IaaS provider in the world that does not use virtualization. And this is how we do it.

How did we get to where we are today? Continue Reading