Databricks Certifies Cloudwick to Deliver Corporate Spark Training to Accelerate Enterprise Production Success on Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax and AWS

NEW YORK, NY – (Mar 18, 2015) – Spark Summit East – Cloudwick, the leading enterprise big data consulting, professional and managed services provider to the Global 1000, announced today that Databricks has certified Cloudwick to deliver the company’s Corporate Spark training program for enterprises using Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax, and AWS, to help accelerate enterprise production success in these environments.

Databricks was founded by the team that created and drives Apache Spark and aims to make big data simple. Spark is a powerful open source data processing engine built for speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. The company’s high quality training program is designed to help developers maximize the tremendous benefits of Spark for their data processing and analytics needs.

“We are very pleased to add Cloudwick to our training delivery partner program. Cloudwick has been committed to the adoption of Spark, and with their deep operational knowledge of running big data clusters in production environments, we believe this strategic partnership will enable both companies to more effectively serve our enterprise customers’ Spark deployment needs,” says John Tripier, alliance and ecosystem lead at Databricks.

“Spark usage is growing at an incredible rate in the Global 1000 and the demand for training and certification is also gaining ground,” said Mani Chhabra, founder and CEO of Cloudwick. “The Databricks curricula is the best Spark training program available and we’re excited to have been selected by Databricks to be an official corporate Spark trainer for the enterprise.”

Starting immediately, enterprises can schedule Databricks Corporate Spark training at their own site with Cloudwick for the following:

  • Advanced: DevOps with Apache Spark: This provides a hands-on, deep-dive exploration of the Spark platform that includes Spark Core, the Spark Shell, Spark Streaming, and Spark SQL. This workshop covers advanced topics on architecture, configuration, performance tuning, troubleshooting, as well as integration with other popular Big Data frameworks.
  • Apache Spark Advanced Training: This three-day class features advanced lectures and hands-on technical exercises for advanced Spark usage in building Big Data applications. Materials emphasize architectural design patterns and best practices for leveraging Spark in the context of other popular, complementary frameworks for building and managing Enterprise data workflows.

Contact Cloudwick at services@cloudwick.com for more details.

Learn more about Cloudwick’s big data training, consulting, professional and managed services offerings at these events:

About Cloudwick
Cloudwick is the leading big data service provider delivering consulting, services and solutions to the Global 1000. Its trained and certified Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL administrators, developers and data scientists have more than 200,000 hours of enterprise production experience with leading enterprises including 3M, Bank of America, Comcast, Home Depot, Intuit, JP Morgan, NetApp, Target, Visa, Walmart, and more than 50 others. As a strategic partner to Cloudera, Hortonworks, DataStax, Databricks and AWS, Cloudwick builds, operates, monitors and manages many of North America’s leading big data systems. For more information, please visit www.cloudwick.com.

Cloudwick Announces Industry’s First Spark Performance Assessment Service for Cloudera and Hortonworks, Powered by Pepperdata

NEW YORK, NY – (Mar 18, 2015) – Spark Summit East –  Cloudwick, the leading enterprise big data consulting, professional and managed services provider to the Global 1000, announced its newest service at Spark Summit East, called Cloudwick Insight™ for Spark. Cloudwick Insight™ for Spark is an assessment service that uses Pepperdata, the leader in Apache Hadoop and Spark performance optimization, to analyze Spark jobs by CPU, RAM, disk I/O, and network utilization.

Spark administrators face visibility limitations from existing management tools, thereby limiting the ability to troubleshoot and de-bug Spark job performance across resources. Cloudwick Insight for Spark overcomes this challenge by allowing Cloudwick to assess and recommend how to optimize performance on Hortonworks or Cloudera clusters, by identifying and then tuning by Spark job, node and/or network resource.

“We turned to Cloudwick to help us optimize Spark for analytics used in our advertising products,” said Joe Matarese, CTO of TV advertising and data solutions leader, BlackArrow. “Cloudwick Insight Powered by Pepperdata gave us a deeper understanding about Spark jobs on our Cloudera cluster and helped us to make intelligent resource allocation decisions. Today, with the level of visibility and control provided by Cloudwick, we can be more proactive about performance tuning.”

“Pepperdata enables us to provide our customers with key insight on their resource usage for Spark jobs, allowing us to further improve their big data projects and ongoing support,” said Mani Chhabra, Cloudwick CEO and founder. “Global 1000 enterprises rely on Cloudwick to deliver cost-effective, turnkey solutions for running and maintaining Cloudera and Hortonworks clusters with Spark. Cloudwick Insight provides deep insight and visibility and optimizes cluster performance.”

“We’re excited to be partnering with Cloudwick to bring the power of Pepperdata’s real-time cluster optimizer to Spark,” said Sean Suchter, CEO and cofounder of Pepperdata. “Together, we enable users to get the maximum performance and value out of their Spark clusters.”

Contact Cloudwick at services@cloudwick.com for more details.

Learn more about Cloudwick’s big data consulting, professional and managed services offerings at these events:

About Cloudwick
Cloudwick is the leading big data service provider delivering consulting, services and solutions to the Global 1000. Its trained and certified Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL administrators, developers and data scientists have more than 200,000 hours of enterprise production experience with leading enterprises including 3M, Bank of America, Comcast, Home Depot, Intuit, JP Morgan, NetApp, Target, Visa, Walmart, and more than 50 others. As a strategic partner to Cloudera, Hortonworks, DataStax, Databricks and AWS, Cloudwick builds, operates, monitors and manages many of North America’s leading big data systems. For more information, please visit www.cloudwick.com.

Cloudwick Announces Spark QuickStart Program to Accelerate Enterprise Spark Adoption for Databricks, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax and AWS

Additional Cloudwick Spark Services Provide Data-Driven Enterprises With Integration, Development, Advisory, Performance Tuning and Training

NEW YORK, NY – (Mar 18, 2015) – Spark Summit East — Cloudwick, the leading enterprise big data consulting, professional and managed services provider to the Global 1000, announced today its Spark QuickStart Program for Databricks, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax and AWS. Cloudwick Spark QuickStart accelerates enterprise big data success by removing the complexity of engineering and integration of Spark on Hadoop, Cassandra and cloud platforms.

“Spark unlocks the value of data being stored in Hadoop, Cassandra and cloud, thereby enabling data scientists and executives to make data-driven decisions,” said Mani Chhabra, founder and CEO of Cloudwick. “Cloudwick believes so strongly in the power of Spark that we are training and certifying all 125 of our Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax, and AWS big data engineers and developers on Spark through the Databricks Enterprise Spark Training and Certification Program.”

The 30-day turnkey Cloudwick Spark QuickStart Program includes the following:

  • A detailed project plan
  • Integration of Spark with Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, AWS or DataStax
  • Ingestion for up to two data sources
  • Development of one Spark API
  • Knowledge Transfer with 2-day Databricks Certified Advanced Spark Training for up to 12 people

Availability
Cloudwick Spark QuickStart is available immediately. Email services@cloudwick.com for pricing.

Additional Cloudwick Spark Services include:

  • Cloudwick Spark Consulting – Advisory services for Spark best practices, architecture and development using Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax and AWS
  • Cloudwick Spark Staffing – Augment your staff with Cloudwick developers, who are experts in Scala, Python, MapReduce and Java
  • Cloudwick Spark Expert – Provides the enterprise administrator, developer and data scientist with certified remote Spark expert support with 4 service level options
  • Cloudwick Spark Manage – Dedicated onsite or remote administrative support of Spark pilot and production clusters
  • Cloudwick Spark Training – Cloudwick is trained and certified by Databricks to provide Databricks onsite corporate Spark training
  • Cloudwick Spark Cloud – Turn to Cloudwick to architect, install, tune and manage your enterprise Spark cloud cluster

Learn more about Cloudwick’s big data training, consulting, professional and managed services offerings at these events:

About Cloudwick
Cloudwick is the leading big data service provider delivering consulting, services and solutions to the Global 1000. Its trained and certified Hadoop, Spark and NoSQL administrators, developers and data scientists have more than 200,000 hours of enterprise production experience with leading enterprises including 3M, Bank of America, Comcast, Home Depot, Intuit, JP Morgan, NetApp, Target, Visa, Walmart, and more than 50 others. As a strategic partner to Cloudera, Hortonworks, DataStax, Databricks and AWS, Cloudwick builds, operates, monitors and manages many of North America’s leading big data systems. For more information, please visit www.cloudwick.com.