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Rackspaces Enterprise Business Intelligence group (EBI) was seeking a way to move away from their current Data Warehouse solution. They were looking for a cost effective way to scale out new infrastructure in order to meet the increasing business demands of users, house increasing amounts of data, and customize the collection of data. For this, they utilized Hadoop, Cassandra and PostgreSQL with an OpenStack cloud and build the Analytical Compute Grid (ACG).
Analytical Compute Grid(ACG) is solution that enables Rackspace to:
The team selected OpenStack to be the heart of the Analytic Compute Grid for the following reasons:
OpenStack allow us to configure images with different data stores:
As the result, ACG enables users to select optimal data store for information collected. ACG provides SQL like syntax for data retrieval via standard JDBC interface regardless of the underlying data store type.
Come hear about how Rackspace is using OpenStack to help manage it's data.