Pepperdata's dynamic cluster supervisor makes Hadoop work better for you. Pepperdata constantly monitors the use of CPU, RAM, network, disk, and HDFS -- per task, per node, and for the cluster overall. Pepperdata's cluster supervisor uses this information to continuously and dynamically control the use of each resource by each task.

about the company


At Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Inktomi, Chad led teams using huge amounts of data to web-scale products, including social search at Bing and sponsored search ranking and optimization at Yahoo!. Before getting into web search, Chad worked on computer vision and image retrieval, earning a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Chad also holds bachelor’s degrees in History and Electrical Engineering from Rice University.

Sean Suchter served as general manager of Microsoft's Silicon Valley Search Technology Center from 2008 to 2012. Prior to [Microsoft](/company/microsoft) Suchter ran search operations at [Yahoo](/company/yahoo). He found his way to Yahoo via the company's acquisition of [Inktomi](/company/inktomi) in 2002.

pepperdata in the press

Feb. 18, 2016

Pepperdata Achieves Latest Cloudera Certification for CDH 5.5 With Increased Support for Spark on Hadoop

With Pepperdata, companies can monitor and control their Hadoop clusters in real time, reducing the complexity of managing the clusters. Many of the world's largest companies trust Pepperdata software to make thousands of decisions a second to ensure that their applications get the performance they need. Pepperdata manages that complexity through a set-it-and-forget-it approach that eliminates manual tuning for IT and guarantees Quality of Service (QoS) levels across the entire Hadoop environment. Pepperdata actively manages Spark by seamlessly allocating the necessary resources to the highest priority jobs, maximizing the performance of a single multi-tenant cluster to deliver required QoS levels. This latest certification adds support for Spark -- in addition to HBase and MapReduce -- allowing joint customers to expand use cases across multi-workload, multi-tenant cluster environments while controlling the chaos that often ensues from such complexity on the cluster.

Jan. 21, 2016

Seasoned Sales Leader Brock Alston Joins MapD as VP, Worldwide Sales

"Founded in 2013, MapD builds a big data analytics platform that can query and visualize big data up to 100x faster than other systems. MapD is excited to leverage Alston's sales and marketing strengths to introduce its revolutionary data analytics product to a worldwide audience. Alston to Lead Go-to-Market Strategy for MapD's Big Data, Analytics and Visualization PlatformSAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2016) - MapD, the GPU-powered database and visualization platform for interactive data analytics, today announced that industry veteran Brock Alston has joined MapD as VP of Worldwide Sales. Alston comes to MapD from Pepperdata where he was VP of Sales and responsible for global field operations. We're an engineering-driven culture committed to building the fastest analytics platform and Brock's combination of sales talent and technology acumen fits our mission perfectly.

April 18, 2015

8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

A few weeks back we rounded up 5 other cloud companies that scored a combined $175 million from investors. Investors this week poured at least $350 million into cloud computing companies focused on everything from security to Hadoop clusters to industry-specific apps. Funding of cloud computing companies is showing no sign of abating this year. This week Appirio announced $35 million in Series E funding, led by Fidelity Management & Research. Other cloud companies announcing funding this week:* Some have described this newcomer, which pulled in $2.2 million in seed funding in a round led by True Ventures, as a sort of IFTTT for enterprise SaaS apps.

April 16, 2015

Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

Pepperdata, a company that’s built a platform for managing and fine-tuning Hadoop cluster performance, announced a $15M Series B funding round today. Hadoop is an open source platform for managing huge amounts of data (big data). The system knows how to dial down access for the lower priority job just enough to let the other one finish up. Pepperdata is trying to optimize Hadoop cluster performance. Pepperdata co-founder Sean Suchter ran the web search engineering team at Yahoo, which developed the first production use of Hadoop (according to information supplied by the company).

April 11, 2015

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Oct. 7, 2014

Hadoop in the wild: These are the 3 biggest challenges

When we deployed the first production Hadoop cluster in 2006, we were looking to build a more efficient and cost-effective web search index at Yahoo. As Hadoop continues to evolve, however, we will not only overcome these challenges, but unleash its true business value. Workarounds vs. solutionsIn our research, we found that many administrators of large-scale production clusters implement their own workarounds. Hadoop’s evolutionThe adoption of YARN is increasing the flexibility and efficiency of Hadoop clusters and bringing whole new classes of users to the platform. To compensate for their lack of control over cluster resources, organizations usually size their clusters based on anticipated peak loads.

Aug. 26, 2014

From Hadoop's earliest days to post-YARN: Why some issues just won't go away

"This Hadoop job ran and took 100 percent of the network bandwidth for several minutes and that killed us. I can see some ad hoc job that's really not important. But Hadoop at the time could launch a lot of things really quickly and use up a lot of hardware resource. "We saw these patterns emerge that once people start counting on Hadoop in production, they hit the same issues over and over again. "But of course the Hadoop job didn't know.

June 27, 2014

Open Platforms Fuel Startup Ecosystems

“Because the tech community tends to laud its open source contributors, there are personal drivers behind open source participation. First, Some NumbersTo give you a sense of the power of open source platforms, there are dozens of companies listed in Crunchbase that identify themselves as being based on open source. Arje Cahn, CTO at open source content management vendor, Hippo says when he started his company, he used open source platforms and it saved him a ton of development time. And there’s a reason for it –because open platforms (even when they aren’t open source per se), act as catalysts that drive new companies. VCs are handing out millions and millions of dollars to these companies, driving a huge open source startup feeder system.

April 29, 2014

Gigaom Pepperdata launches and raises $5M to manage Hadoop clusters

A startup called Pepperdata launched on Tuesday along with $5 million in series A venture capital from Signia Venture Partners and Webb Investment Network. The company, which was co-founded by two Yahoo and Microsoft veterans, says its technology sits above the Hadoop cluster and monitors the resource usage of each running task. Cluster management is very important, but Pepperdata’s challenge will be proving its approach is good enough to justify paying a third party rather than using existing vendor software (including from Cloudera) or open source projects such as Apache Ambari and Apache Mesos.

April 29, 2014

Pepperdata Raises $5M in Series A Financing

Pepperdata, a Sunnyvale, CA-based provider of software analytics platform for Hadoop, raised $5m in Series A financing. It constantly monitors the use of CPU, RAM, network, disk, and HDFS — per task, per node, and for the cluster overall. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate investments in product development and further build out its sales and marketing organization. The round was led by Signia Venture Partners and Webb Investment Network with participation from Jerry Yang, founding partner of AME Cloud Ventures and cofounder of Yahoo; Ed Zander, former CEO and Chairman of Motorola; and Andy Ludwick, Pepperdata board member and founding CEO of Bay Networks. The solution is already used by large internet and software-as-a-service companies.