Paxata Simplifies Information Management for Business Consumers on Microsoft Azure

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Paxata, a pioneer and leader in empowering all business consumers to intelligently transform raw data into ready information instantaneously, announced the general availability of a self-service information platform for Microsoft Azure. The current release of the company’s award-winning Adaptive Information Platform includes one-click deployment to launch Paxata within Azure HDInsight in addition to significant advancements through native support for the Microsoft Azure. HDInsight customers gain the fastest time-to-insight with the lowest TCO using Paxata’s self-service data preparation application to visually profile, clean, merge and enrich raw data into ready information.

Together with Microsoft, business consumers can reach superior levels of information management in hybrid environments, where Microsoft is clearly the industry leader,” said Prakash Nanduri, Co-Founder and CEO of Paxata. He added, “With the general availability of extensive, native Microsoft Azure support and single click deployment within the HDInsight marketplace, customers can now deploy Paxata in a self-service manner, prepare business-critical information, and obtain immediate value, with significantly lower TCO.”

Paxata’s Adaptive Information Platform for Microsoft Azure provides a number of advancements including: generally available support for running Paxata’s Adaptive Information Platform on Azure HDInsight, a fully-managed cloud Apache™ Hadoop® and Apache™ Spark™ offering that provides optimized open source analytic clusters for Apache Spark™, Hive, MapReduce, HBase, Storm, Kafka, and Microsoft R Server backed by a 99.9% SLA; support for connectivity and persistence in Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, where customers can read and write to Azure Blob Storage and use it as a persistent store for Paxata platform-specific storage; and support for Apache Spark 2.0.

As the importance of data continues to grow exponentially in the cloud, demand has been increasing for data information management, especially for hybrid cloud deployments,” said Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Azure. “We’re excited that today, Azure customers can now leverage Paxata’s governed, self-service data preparation solution to leverage the intelligence, hybrid and enterprise-grade capabilities of Microsoft Azure – harnessing the full power of Azure’s Big Data offerings with a single click on HDInsight.”


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