Big Data is everywhere and growing exponentially: social media posts, web logs, cell phone data, transaction records…anything that ‘clicks’ or posts is a data point. And while Hadoop has been successful in addressing the problems of Big Data storage and processing, Vertascale founders James Ladd and Geoff Hendrey recognized that traditional approaches to search were simply not scalable, cost-effective or intuitive enough when applied to today’s vast and ever increasing data volumes.
Thus, they developed SimpleSearch™, the search engine for Hadoop. SimpleSearch delivers powerful indexing and real-time query capability for data stored in Amazon S3 or HDFS, enabling customers to explore gigabytes of structured and unstructured data in real time, and then easily export relevant subsets for further analysis.
Vertascale is a venture-backed start-up based in Menlo Park, CA.