Salt Lake City, UT – June 8, 2015 – Big Data startup, PicoCluster LLC, is exhibiting at a major big data conference in San Jose, CA. The Hadoop Summit North America is the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. The conference runs from June 9-11. PicoCluster makes an affordable personal data center which lowers the barrier to entry for technologists in the growing field while significantly reducing energy consumption. More information can be found at www.picocluster.com.
PicoCluster’s personal data centers come in four different configurations of three, five, 10 and 20 node clusters. The computing power is supplied by Rasberry Pi units with PicoCluster supplying the hardware configuration, cases and software to run the clusters. PicoCluster is also launching a KickStarter campaign to spotlight its three and five node clusters.
Big Data is a $100 billion industry growing twice as fast as the software business as a whole. But that growth is creating a shortage of programming talent. PicoCluster’s Personal Data Center concept provides hardware and software for businesses and consumers alike. Founder Craig Brown compares the PicoCluster to the early personal computers of the late 1970’s and 80’s. “If it wasn’t for those early personal computers that kids learned from, the computer industry would have taken a lot longer to mature. We’re hoping to do the same thing for Big Data at PicoCluster.”