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Meet the challenges of the increasing volume, variety and pace of digital information with comprehensive Big Data, Batch Computing, HPC, and Analytics workload solutions from 2nd Watch. Our ed, proven and trusted services and solutions will enable your business to reduce costs, scale to meet demand and increase the speed of innovation.
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Big Data
With the increasing volume, variety and velocity of digital information, scientists and engineers are turning to the public cloud to solve complex problems using applications that require high bandwidth, enhanced networking, and very high compute capabilities. The secret to success when shifting your company’s large batch computing workloads to the public cloud is to have a comprehensive Big Data platform with High Performance Computing (HPC) run capabilities that allow you to churn through massive amounts of data quickly and efficiently. 2nd Watch’s solutions virtually eliminate waiting periods, alleviate resource constraints, manage structured and unstructured data to reduce costs, scale to meet demand, and enable businesses to increase the speed of research and innovation.Learn More

  Beverage company Find out how the world’s largest Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) beverage company deployed a Big Data solution on AWS for managing the logs and reporting data from its global soda fountains.Read More





  Big Data Competency AWS has designated 2nd Watch as a Big Data Competency partner.
BI Analytics
Turn data into information for your business with the Big Data capabilities of the public cloud. 2nd Watch can help by provisioning the storage, computation and database services you need to collect big data into the cloud with ease. With our comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of cloud computing services that scale to meet demand, we help you manage big data by reducing costs and increasing the speed of innovation. Designed to provide for high availability and durability, you can shift your focus from time-consuming data processing to making sense of your data and making better decisions faster and at lower costs. Learn More
Batch Computing
2nd Watch simplifies your batch computing workloads by providing a managed framework that makes it easy, fast, and cost-effective for you to distribute and process vast amounts of your data across dynamically scalable Amazon EC2 instances. By running your batch computing workloads in the public cloud, you can shift your focus from provisioning and configuring resources to focusing on analysis that drives new innovation. Learn More
High Performance Computing (HPC)
2nd Watch helps you solve complex science, engineering, and business problems using applications that require high bandwidth, enhanced networking, and very high compute capabilities. Increase the speed of research by running high performance computing in the cloud and reduce costs by paying for only the resources that you use, without large capital investments. With 2nd Watch, you have access to a full-bisection, high bandwidth network for tightly-coupled, IO-intensive workloads, which enables you to scale out across thousands of cores for throughput-oriented applications. Learn More
Data Warehouse Solution
2nd Watch’s Data Warehouse solution is a secure, compatible, fast, fully managed, petabyte scale data warehouse that makes it simple to analyze your data at one tenth of the cost of traditional data warehouse solutions. Powered by Amazon’s Redshift, our solution is compatible with all major data warehouse platforms including Oracle Exadata, IBM Netezza and Vertica. For approximately $1,000 per terabyte per year and query response times of 5 to 10 seconds, your data analysis will yield faster results—using your existing business intelligence (BI) tools—at a fraction of the cost. Download the 2nd Watch data warehouse solution datasheet to learn more about our Amazon Redshift offer, or Contact 2nd Watch to get started today, and shift your focus from query and data management to turning data into information that helps you make better business decisions, faster.
Enterprise Big Data Enablement: Risks & Rewards
Batch processing remains an important tool in helping you make better decisions on how to run your business. However, with the increasing quanitity of data to process and the complexity of the jobs, many enterprises face the challenge of ballooning infrastructure costs when it comes to High Performance Computing. Because of its high capacity but sporadic usage patterns, batch computing is particularly well-suited to public cloud IaaS, where it can be exceptionally cost-effective. Many HPC workloads depend on a high degree of automation, further reinforcing their suitability for public clouds. Download the Enterprise Big Data Enablement: Risks & Rewards white paper to learn more about why many organizations are now turning to the public cloud to address their HPC batch job needs. Download White Paper
Case Study
Finance & Insurance firmFind out how this global finance and insurance firm runs upwards of 120,000 cores while validating liquidity with no CAPEX investment and has saved months by leveraging the 2nd Watch batch computing solution. Read More
 
Case Study
Finance & Insurance firmFind out how this global finance and insurance firm runs upwards of 120,000 cores while validating liquidity with no CAPEX investment and has saved months by leveraging the 2nd Watch batch computing solution. Read More
 
Enterprise Big Data Enablement: Risks & Rewards
Batch processing remains an important tool in helping you make better decisions on how to run your business. However, with the increasing quanitity of data to process and the complexity of the jobs, many enterprises face the challenge of ballooning infrastructure costs when it comes to High Performance Computing. Because of its high capacity but sporadic usage patterns, batch computing is particularly well-suited to public cloud IaaS, where it can be exceptionally cost-effective. Many HPC workloads depend on a high degree of automation, further reinforcing their suitability for public clouds. Download the Enterprise Big Data Enablement: Risks & Rewards white paper to learn more about why many organizations are now turning to the public cloud to address their HPC batch job needs. Download White Paper
Enterprise Big Data Enablement: Risks & Rewards
Batch processing remains an important tool in helping you make better decisions on how to run your business. However, with the increasing quanitity of data to process and the complexity of the jobs, many enterprises face the challenge of ballooning infrastructure costs when it comes to High Performance Computing. Because of its high capacity but sporadic usage patterns, batch computing is particularly well-suited to public cloud IaaS, where it can be exceptionally cost-effective. Many HPC workloads depend on a high degree of automation, further reinforcing their suitability for public clouds. Download the Enterprise Big Data Enablement: Risks & Rewards white paper to learn more about why many organizations are now turning to the public cloud to address their HPC batch job needs. Download White Paper
 
Enterprise Big Data Enablement: Risks & Rewards
Batch processing remains an important tool in helping you make better decisions on how to run your business. However, with the increasing quanitity of data to process and the complexity of the jobs, many enterprises face the challenge of ballooning infrastructure costs when it comes to High Performance Computing. Because of its high capacity but sporadic usage patterns, batch computing is particularly well-suited to public cloud IaaS, where it can be exceptionally cost-effective. Many HPC workloads depend on a high degree of automation, further reinforcing their suitability for public clouds. Download the Enterprise Big Data Enablement: Risks & Rewards white paper to learn more about why many organizations are now turning to the public cloud to address their HPC batch job needs. Download White Paper
 
Benefits
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EASY TO USE
Powered by Amazon Redshift, 2nd Watch’s data warehouse architecture automates most of the common administrative tasks associated with provisioning, configuring, monitoring, backing up, and securing a data warehouse, making it very easy and inexpensive to manage and maintain. This automation allows you to build a petabyte-scale data warehouse in minutes, a task that has traditionally taken weeks, or months to complete in an on-premises implementation.
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LOWER COST
With 2nd Watch, running your Big Data solutions can save you up to 70% from traditional technology solutions from Oracle, IBM and HP. This frees you from the capital expense and complexity of planning and purchasing data warehouse capacity ahead of your needs. Charges are based on the size and number of nodes of your cluster. There is no additional charge for backup storage up to 100% of your provisioned storage.
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SECURE
Public cloud providers like AWS maintain highly secure data centers that use state of the art security and multi-factor access control systems that protect your organization’s infrastructure and the privacy of your customers. Set your parameter settings to use SSL to secure data in transit and hardware-accelerated encryption for data at rest, configure firewall rules to control network access to your data warehouse cluster and/or integrate with other web services to audit all your API calls. No matter how you wish to secure your big data warehouse, 2nd Watch’s big data solutions automatically log and audit all API calls, connection attempts, queries and changes to the cluster, giving you peace of mind that your data is safe and secure.
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HIGHLY SCALABLE
Analyzing large data sets requires significant compute capacity that can vary in size based on the amount of input data and the analysis required. With 2nd Watch, you can provision more capacity and compute in a matter of minutes, meaning your big data applications grow and shrink as demand dictates, and your system runs as close to optimal efficiency as possible. In addition, you get flexible computing on a world-class infrastructure with access to many different geographic regions along with the ability to utilize other scalable cloud.
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FLEXIBLE
You have complete control over your analytics workloads. You have root access to every instance, you can easily install additional applications, and you can customize every cluster. Powered by Amazon EMR, 2nd Watch’s analytics workloads in the public cloud also support multiple Hadoop distributions and applications.
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LOW COST
BI and analytics workloads in the public cloud are simple and predictable. Pay only for the resources you use, when you use them.
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SCALABLE & ELASTIC
Provision one, hundreds, or thousands of compute instances to process data at any scale. You can easily increase or decrease the number of instances, and you only pay for what you use.
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TCO
Total cost of ownership considers all costs associated with developing, deploying and managing mission-critical business applications. This also includes the costs associated with workloads like digital marketing -for example, the development, deployment and management of your business’s website and/or marketing web applications. In most cases, cloud computing has proven to be more cost-effective than on-premises infrastructures. Leveraging the cloud as an all in IT infrastructure and business operations solution, coupled with 2nd Watch’s Managed Cloud Services, companies can save upwards of 60% in their total cost of ownership.
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FLEXIBLE
2nd Watch’s computing environment allows you to use web service interfaces to launch instances with a variety of operating systems, load them with your custom application environment, manage your network’s access permissions, and run your image using as many or few systems as you desire.
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HIGHLY SCALABLE
Increase or decrease your batch computing capacity within minutes, not hours or days. You can commission thousands or even tens of thousands of server instances simultaneously. Plus, your application can automatically scale itself up and down depending on its needs, saving you time and money.
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LOWER COST
Pay only for the compute capacity you actually consume with a number of flexible pricing options. Free yourself from the costs and complexities of planning, purchasing and maintaining hardware while transforming compute costs from fixed to variable with batch computing workloads in the public cloud.
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LOW COST
Pay only for the compute power and resources you use, with no long-term contracts or up-front commitments.
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FLEXIBLE
Use the HPC tools that you’re already familiar with. From Compilers, schedulers, distributed network file systems, with the ability to leverage familiar tools, you can increase the pace of engineering and scientific research by removing the complexities of building and tearing down HPC cluster configurations in between jobs.
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SCALABLE & HIGH-PERFORMANCE
Using AWS tools, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing, your application can scale up or down based on demand. With 2nd Watch, you have access to a full-bisection, high bandwidth network for tightly-coupled, IO-intensive workloads, which enables you to scale out across thousands of cores for throughput-oriented applications.