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GoGrid wants to be your open source alternative to Amazon's cloud databases

Brandon Butler | Feb. 13, 2014
Amazon Web Services is a juggernaut in the infrastructure as a service market, but GoGrid, a midsize IaaS competitor that aims to be the cloud for big data, says it wants to offer an alternative to AWS's platform. And it's hoping to do so through open source databases.

The point is that for end users, GoGrid is offering an easy way to test out open source databases. Eagle says that's valuable: Increasingly IT shops should consider using the cloud for big data management, and if they're inclined to use open source tools, GoGrid is one of many places to start.

The market is in its early days. For many users, AWS's DynamoDB and EMR are a fine fit, especially if the users have no plans to bring the services back in-house and they want to take advantage of AWS's broad set of ancillary features. But for users who just want to dip their toe in the open source cloud-based database waters, GoGrid is an option.

The 1-Button deploy orchestration engine is a free service, customers only pay for the underlying resources. GoGrid's pricing can be found here.


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