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GigaSpaces Cloudify Partners with IBM to Bring True Cloud Economics to IBM InfoSphere BigInsights(TM)

October 22, 2012

GigaSpaces Technologies, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

GigaSpaces Technologies, a pioneer of next generation application and cloud enablement
platforms for business-critical applications, announced today that it is partnering with
IBM to bring the benefits of cloud economics and developer agility to its InfoSphere
BigInsights product. With IBM’s BigInsights taking the power of Hadoop to enterprises,
Cloudify enables BigInsights to run consistently with additional big data services such as
NoSQL databases and more; simplifying these systems’ deployments through consistent
management, as well as improving cost efficiency with its cloud enablement & portability

“The intersection of big data and the cloud holds a lot of promise in terms of
optimization of costs and development cycles. GigaSpaces set out to make this possible
with Cloudify for BigInsights,” says Leon Katsnelson, Program Director, IM Cloud Computing
Center of Competence and Evangelism at IBM. “This integration enables you to run your
BigInsights Hadoop distribution on the cloud of your choice, reducing overhead and
infrastructure costs exponentially, in addition to minimizing the complexity involved with
managing these systems through unified and consistent management.”

Cloudify’s consistent management refers specifically to consistent deployment,
configuration, and management across the stack, which applies not only to the deployment
phase, but also to post-deployment, including failover, scaling, and upgrades – which are
all easily accomplished through Cloudify’s built-in recipe mechanism. With agile
development becoming more and more critical to big data distributions these days, the
single click app deployment Cloudify provides now makes the much-needed DevOps automation
of these systems a real possibility.

Additionally, big data systems tend to consume a lot of infrastructure resources that
can easily pile up to thousands of nodes. GigaSpaces realized that they can optimize the
infrastructure cost for running big data systems through cloud enablement and cloud
portability. Cloud portability enables you to choose the right cloud for the job. For
example, you can now choose a bare-metal cloud for I/O intensive workloads or a
virtualized/public cloud for more sporadic workloads.

“Big data systems tend to be complex to manage and operate, as they often include
other services such as relational databases, other NoSQL databases, stream processing, web
front ends and more, with each framework coming with its own management, installation,
configuration, and scaling solutions,” says Nati Shalom, CTO at GigaSpaces. “Managing each
component of your big data system separately is an operational nightmare, and that
complexity only grows as the system gets bigger, and with big data that’s just to be

With consistent management, the experience of managing each of the tiers and services
in the big data system becomes consistent throughout the entire stack, and by enabling
your BigInsights systems for all cloud environments means you can leverage all the
agility, efficiency, and flexibility of the cloud, while also allowing you to choose the
right cloud for the job.

Visit GigaSpaces at booth #634-19, at the IBM Information on Demand Conference at the
Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, from October 21st – 24th, 2012.

GigaSpaces’ Nati Shalom will be presenting this joint-solution with Leon Katsnelson of
IBM at the event in the session titled: The Elephant in the Cloud: Bring True Cloud
Economics to InfoSphere BigInsights on October 24th at 2:30 PM in the Business Partner

Availability and Download Information

        - Download the latest Cloudify GA release [http://bit.ly/yxSqZL ], or
          download the Cloudify for BigInsightsTM recipes from the Cloudify recipe repository
          [https://github.com/CloudifySource/cloudify-recipes ].
        - Read more about the Cloudify for BigInsights partnership
          [http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/bigdata/business-partners-profiles-si.html ] at
          the IBM website.
        - See Cloudify for BigInsights
          [http://www.cloudifysource.org/cloudifysourcetv#71NFQofafj4 ] in action.

About GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces Technologies is the pioneer of a new generation of application
virtualization platforms and a leading provider of end-to-end scaling solutions for
distributed, mission-critical application environments, and cloud enabling technologies.

Hundreds of organizations worldwide use GigaSpaces’ technology to enhance IT
efficiency and performance, among which are Fortune Global 500 companies, including top
financial service enterprises, e-commerce companies, online gaming providers, and telecom

For more information, visit gigaspaces.com [http://bit.ly/AwTq7Q ], or our blog at
blog.gigaspaces.com [http://bit.ly/mHe0P2 ].

        Contact Info:
        Sharone Zitzman
        GigaSpaces Technologies

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