By Jim Greene
Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) describes a wide variety of functions that can be outsourced to the cloud. They range from data collection and storage, to the tools used to analyze data, to providing analysis and reports. For businesses, the end goal is being able to apply the insights gleaned from analysis to drive growth.
CenturyLink has developed a BDaaS offering that includes managed Cloudera, professional services and methods to on-ramp customers. We deliver this solution on bare metal infrastructure for performance gains over virtualized environments.
Our BDaaS solution consists of three core components:
First, we offer a managed infrastructure, delivered on bare-metal hardware. This is differentiated from the virtual servers generally offered for many cloud Hadoop environments. And while bare metal is a differentiator, we also offer networking expertise, as well as advanced security capabilities.
Second, the service is based on Cloudera. Through our strong alliance with Cloudera, we have been in tight collaboration to roll out this service and have integrated CenturyLink’s scripts with Cloudera’s API to drive fast deployment on the servers.
Finally, CenturyLink provides consulting services and professional services for data analytics. Our scientists and data engineers help organizations drill down into their use cases to find the solutions that...