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Syncfusion Revamps Big Data Platform for Windows

Syncfusion Inc. has revamped what it claims to be "the one and only Hadoop distribution designed and optimized for Windows."

"We have fine-tuned the entire Big Data Platform experience, from the download to the end result," said exec Daniel Jebaraj about the new offering, which is free for even commercial use.

A key update to the platform lets developers handle multiple-node Hadoop clusters on Windows. With a point-and-click cluster management tool, developers can create, monitor and otherwise manage multiple-node jobs running in C#, Java, Pig, Hive, Python and Scala.

Syncfusion says developers can create clusters using commodity machines that run Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and later Windows versions in just minutes.

"It is still completely free, and typically installs in less than 15 minutes (for a starter cluster) with absolutely no manual configuration," Jebaraj said in a statement yesterday. "Developers can start with either a 5- or 10-node cluster, and scale as they need in order to grow their business. Between the platform's updates, capabilities, and support options, developers will be able to take their work further than ever."

The North Carolina-based company also listed the following features of the new platform:

  • Free commercial support for clusters with up to five nodes.
  • Optional paid support with service level agreements for larger clusters.
  • Unlimited personal commercial support for Syncfusion Plus members.
  • A set of C# samples demonstrating use under different scenarios.
  • A unique, local, single-node distribution of Hadoop, complete with an interactive development environment and no dependencies outside the Microsoft .NET Framework, facilitating the development and testing of solutions prior to deployment.

In addition to on-premises installations, the company said users can run their own Hadoop clusters on virtual machines supplied by cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), with customization functionality not found in other cloud-based Hadoop services.

The new platform is available now for download.

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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