As big data grows and expands to a number of new industries, more and more companies are asking the same questions about how to store, access and analyze this influx of data. Lucky for them, one of PEER 1 Hosting's customers, big data analytics platform provider Sociocast, is helping answer these questions by enabling its customers to analyze large and fast-moving streams of data to extract actionable trends and predictive value from their big data stores.
Every day, Sociocast's customers receive hundreds of requests per second via their real-time APIs. Combined with the millions of unique online users and billions of user events, this generates hundreds of billions of data rows every single day. Given Sociocast's specialty in big data, their customers and those customers' customers expect fast and consistent performance to analyze big data streams. But, that wasn't always what they were getting.
Prior to selecting PEER 1 Hosting's dedicated servers, Sociocast was hosting its infrastructure with a pure-cloud provider. While this eliminated the need for dedicated infrastructure purchases and made it a lot easier for Sociocast to get their business off the ground, they soon experienced significant performance degradation and sought us out for a more flexible hosting approach.
Since then, we've set Sociocast up on our bare metal servers and they have seen a 63 percent decrease in latency and a 20 percent instant CPU gain! Plus, their customers are seeing much stronger uptime levels, consistent bandwidth availability and happier end users.