BlueData EPIC Software Now Available on the Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure

BlueData, provider of container-based software platforms for AI and Big Data workloads, is releasing its BlueData EPIC software on Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.

Now BlueData offers the same GA functionality for all three major public providers including AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Customers can deploy BlueData EPIC standalone on any of these public cloud providers. Or they can use BlueData EPIC to provide a unified solution across multiple cloud providers (i.e. in support of a multi-cloud strategy) as well as on-premises infrastructure (i.e. for a hybrid cloud strategy).

Some of the key benefits include to this approach include:

  • Common self-service user interface: Data science teams can have the same user experience to spin up on-demand environments for AI and Big Data workloads, regardless of the infrastructure.
  • Common governance, security, and control: Administrators and IT teams can ensure consistent authentication, access, and enterprise-grade security in a hybrid or multi-cloud deployment.
  • In-place analytics with compute / storage separation: Customers can tap into data wherever it’s stored (on-premises or cloud), resulting in less data duplication and reduced data transfer costs.
  • Flexibliity and infrastructure portability: The same Docker application images can be used with any public cloud or on-premises, avoiding cloud lock-in and future-proofing the deployment.

Leveraging the inherent infrastructure portability of Docker containers, BlueData is committed to supporting these multi-cloud and hybrid cloud options for Big Data and AI deployments.

Last fall, BlueData introduced the initial directed availability of BlueData EPIC on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure – adding to its existing GA support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). And over this past year, BlueData has introduced additional new capabilities for AI, machine learning, and deep learning applications in multi-cloud and hybrid models.

“Many of our customers have embarked on a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud strategy for their AI, ML, and analytics initiatives,” said Kumar Sreekanti, co-founder and CEO of BlueData. “Our mission is to help these enterprises accelerate their digital transformation journeys, while making the underlying infrastructure invisible with containerization and automation. Our initial customer deployments were on-premises, then we added AWS and hybrid capabilities – and now we’re excited to extend our multi-cloud support with general availability for Azure and GCP.”

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