Continuuity’s aim is to make the benefits of the Hadoop framework available to folks other than data scientists. The key, according to Papaioannou, is making it easier for enterprise application developers to build apps leveraging Hadoop.
“We think the next wave in the Big Data market is going to be application development. So far, we’ve seen companies in the infrastructure layer like Cloudera and Hortonworks, but we think that as the market evolves what will be needed are applications,”Todd Papaioannou, CEO of Continuuity told InternetNews. “Ultimately customers want to pay for business value and insight. They don’t want to pay for infrastructure; they want applications.”
The first release coming from Continuuity is free. The Continuuity Developer Framework is a single node edition of the AppFabric, along with a Software Development Kit (SDK). The company also has a Private Cloud Edition, currently in private beta, and a full Public Cloud Edition in development.