Cloudwick Honored with Prestigious DataStax Partner Enablement Award

Cloudwick’s Experience with Fortune 1000 Customers Indicates that 2014 is

Breakout Year for Cassandra Scale-out

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Cassandra Summit, September 11, 2014 – Cloudwick, the leading big data production scale-out consulting and services provider to the Fortune 1000, today announced that it is the proud recipient of the first DataStax Partner Enablement Award. The award was presented at the company’s Cassandra Summit Partner Reception event on Tuesday evening at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

 

The award represents DataStax’s recognition of partners like Cloudwick for their excellence and commitment to building DataStax Enterprise solutions delivery services for the Fortune 1000.

 

“Cloudwick has quickly proven to be a key member of the DataStax Partner Network, enabling seamless production Cassandra deployments for our customers,” said John Schweitzer, EVP of worldwide field operations, DataStax. “Cloudwick provides DataStax clients with an exceptional experience building, operating, and managing big data systems.”

 

“We are honored to be recognized by DataStax with this award, which demonstrates our commitment to enabling Fortune 1000 companies to achieve Cassandra production scale-out,” said Mani Chhabra, CEO of Cloudwick. “This is a breakout year for Cassandra, on par with what Hadoop was last year for the Fortune 1000. It’s obvious the enterprise is embracing DataStax to replace SQL and Oracle databases, which simply cannot provide global Internet availability or scalability.”

 

The award comes on the heels of Cloudwick’s recent announcement (September 8, 2014) of record people and service growth in 2014. In addition, Cloudwick’s big data operations services team surpassed 125,000 hours of production management with more than 10,000 nodes of Hadoop and Cassandra under support for its Fortune 1000 clients.

 

Learn more about Cloudwick at Cassandra Summit at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

 

About Cassandra Summit

The fifth annual Cassandra Summit is September 10-11, 2014 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. With more than 3,000 expected attendees at the sold-out Summit and at meet-ups around the world, including Tel Aviv, Cape Town and London, the event will be the largest gathering of Cassandra users ever. Leading enterprises including Sony, ING, Target, Google, Credit-Suise, Microsoft and Instagram will highlight how they have transformed their business, exceeded customer demands, and accelerated their growth using Cassandra, the world’s fastest and most scalable distributed database management system.

 

 

About DataStax

DataStax delivers Apache Cassandra™, the leading distributed database technology, to the enterprise. Apache Cassandra™ is built to be agile, always-on, and predictably scalable to any size.
With more than 400 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax is the database technology and transactional backbone of choice for the world’s most innovative companies such as Netflix, Adobe, Intuit, and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit DataStax.com or follow us @DataStax.

 

About Cloudwick

Cloudwick is the leading big data service provider in North America providing the Fortune 1000 with scale-out production services for DataStax, Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR big data clusters. Our trained and certified Hadoop and NoSQL administrators, developers and data scientists have more than 125,000 hours of enterprise production experience with more than 30 of the leading Fortune 1000. As a strategic services partner to DataStax, Cloudera and Hortonworks we build, operate, monitor and manage many of North America’s leading big data systems. For more information, please visit www.cloudwick.com.

Cloudwick Announces Record Growth as it Becomes Big Data Scale-out Partner to the Fortune 1000

Leading Big Data Service Provider to Surpass 100 Big Data Trained & Certified Experts in 2014 and 225 by end of 2015

 

FREMONT, Calif., September 8, 2014 – Cloudwick, the leading big data production scale-out consulting and services provider to the Fortune 1000, today announced record company growth in 2014. The company has achieved record people and service growth in 2014 and will surpass 100 consultants and $10 million in big data service revenue.

 

“After four years of month over month revenue and consultant growth, I’m pleased to announce three Cloudwick corporate growth milestones,” said Mani Chhabra, Cloudwick CEO. “First, Cloudwick has doubled in size this year and is now more than 75 big data production scale-out operations consultants who build, operate and manage the largest Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and DataStax clusters in the United States. Second, Cloudwick’s big data operations services team crossed 125,000 hours of production management with more than 10,000 nodes of Hadoop and NoSQL under support for our Fortune 1000 clients. And third, Cloudwick achieved record people and service growth in 2014 and will surpass 100 consultants and $10 million in big data service revenue.”

 

Expert Differentiation

Cloudwick’s growth is necessitated by industry demand for its highly proficient experts and the trust the company has earned from its Fortune 1000 customers. By forming integral partnerships with ecosystem vendors like Cloudera, Hortonworks and DataStax, Cloudwick big data professionals are exceptionally skilled at building, operating, monitoring and managing enterprise data hubs and data lakes.

 

“We’re on track to have more than 225 big data consultants and $50 million in services revenue by end of 2015, which will make Cloudwick the largest big data services company in the country,” said Mark Schreiber, GM of Cloudwick. “Cloudwick has solved one of the biggest enterprise problems facing the Fortune 1000 — addressing the big data skills shortage by developing world class Hadoop and NoSQL experts just like IBM used to do when mainframe was a new technology. Cloudwick provides Fortune 1000 companies with administrators, developers, solution architects and data scientists who can build, operate and manage Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and DataStax big data clusters.”

 

Big Data Services Opportunity

According to Wikibon, big data-related services revenue made up 40% of the total market in calendar year 2013, the largest percentage of the total, followed by hardware at 38% and software at 22%[i]. Furthermore, IDC expects the Big Data technology and services market to grow at a 27 percent CAGR through 2017 to reach $32.4 billion[ii].

 

Cloudwick will be at Cassandra Summit September 10-12 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

 

About Cloudwick

Cloudwick is the leading big data service provider in North America providing the Fortune 1000 with scale-out production services for Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and DataStax big data clusters. Its trained and certified Hadoop and NoSQL administrators, developers and data scientists have more than 125,000 hours of enterprise production experience with leading enterprises including 3M, Bank of America, Comcast, Home Depot, Intuit, JP Morgan, NetApp, Nike, Target, Visa, Walmart, and more than 50 others enterprises. As a strategic partner to Cloudera, Hortonworks and DataStax, Cloudwick builds, operates, monitors and manages many of North America’s leading big data systems. For more information, please visit www.cloudwick.com.

[i] Wikibon, Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast 2013-2017, http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/Big_Data_Vendor_Revenue_and_Market_Forecast_2013-2017

[ii] IDC, Worldwide Big Data Technology and Services 2013–2017 Forecast, http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=244979