Altiscale Launches Hadoop-based OLAP-as-a-Service Offering, powered by AtScale

Combined offering lets business users benefit from the power and scalability of the Altiscale Data Cloud while using familiar, business-friendly data analysis tools.

PALO ALTO, Calif. — August 19, 2015 —Altiscale, the leading provider of Big-Data-as-a-Service, announced today that it is making AtScale’s OLAP-on-Hadoop technology available in the Altiscale Data Cloud. With this combined offering, business customers can experience an enterprise-grade OLAP-on-Hadoop environment in the cloud. For existing Altiscale customers, the AtScale Intelligence Platform is seamlessly integrated and can deploy in minutes.

“This OLAP-as-a-Service offering allows customers to focus on getting value out of their data quickly, without the risk and expense of running and maintaining Hadoop themselves, and while using the BI tools that they already know,” said Raymie Stata, CEO, Altiscale.

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As the volume, variety, and velocity of data continue to grow, traditional data infrastructure is failing to keep pace. Enterprises are increasingly turning to Apache Hadoop to handle their data challenges. However, Hadoop environments can be difficult to set up and operate — according to a leading industry analyst firm, seven of 10 Hadoop implementations will fail to meet their business objectives — and Hadoop environments are difficult for business analysts to use. The combination of the AtScale Intelligence Platform and the Altiscale Data Cloud addresses both of these challenges, providing an easy-to-use BI experience on top of Hadoop-as-a-Service. As a cloud offering, Altiscale is very quick to deploy, requiring days, not months, with significantly lower upfront costs than on-premises options.


The AtScale Intelligence Platform has been architected to bring self-serve business intelligence to Hadoop. AtScale works natively with the world’s most common business intelligence tools and its virtual OLAP cube technology lets business users query Hadoop with optimal speed, scalability, and security. For Altiscale Data Cloud customers, the Intelligence Platform is tightly integrated and can be deployed in minutes using just a few clicks.

With Altiscale Data Cloud, the AtScale Intelligence Platform runs on top of enterprise-grade Hadoop in the cloud, reducing time to value, lowering costs and eliminating implementation risk. Since Altiscale runs a complete Hadoop ecosystem for its customers, it also eliminates one of Hadoop’s greatest challenges: ongoing operational risk. This allows customers to focus on their business goals without losing time and effort to the ongoing burden of Hadoop management.

“Our mission is to bridge the gap between the existing business intelligence ecosystem and Hadoop. The Altiscale Data Cloud is a great solution for companies that need enterprise-grade Hadoop but do not want to have to implement or manage infrastructure,” said David Mariani, CEO, AtScale. “By offering AtScale Intelligence Platform for the Altiscale Data Cloud, the two companies provide a solution that goes a long way in letting business people do BI, at elastic scale and with OLAP speed, without having to worry about technical infrastructure.”

Webinar: OLAP on Hadoop

For more information, please register here for the upcoming webinar, “Fast and Easy OLAP on Hadoop in the Cloud,” which will be held on August 25th at 10 a.m. PST. All registered attendees will get access to on-demand content after the event.

About AtScale

AtScale makes BI work on Hadoop. With AtScale, business users get interactive and multi-dimensional analysis capabilities, directly on Hadoop, at maximum speed, using the tools they already know, own and love – from Microsoft Excel to Tableau Software to QlikView. Built by Big Data Veterans from Yahoo!, Google and Oracle, AtScale is already enabling the BI on Hadoop revolution at major corporations. To see how AtScale can help you, go to

About Altiscale

Altiscale was founded to provide organizations access to the only cloud purpose-built for Apache Hadoop, as well as the operational expertise needed to execute complex Hadoop projects. By monitoring both the infrastructure and 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 both the transformative power of this technology and its challenges, no other organization is better positioned to deliver reliable and scalable Apache Hadoop. Investors include Accel Partners, General Catalyst, Northgate, and Sequoia Capital. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @Altiscale.