A Cloud-Based Data Warehouse Service from Treasure Data

by Kathy S
The author of this article focused on the cloud-based data warehouse company, Treasure Data. The company received $1.5 million in funding that includes an investment from Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto — the creator of the Ruby programming language. Treasure Data has developed a service that brings high-end analysis to businesses that don’t have the resources to afford a solutions from major companies like IBM, Oracle or Teradata. According to the CEO of Treasure Data, Hiro Yoshikawa, the total cost of ownership for a data warehouse suite from one of the enterprise players can cost as much as $5 million. Treasure Data is a subscription service that, at low end, costs $1,500 per month or $1,200 per month with a 12 month commitment. Yoshikawa says that on average the cost over time is more than 10 times less than what an enterprise data warehouse offering would cost. Treasure data has more than 10 customers that include “Fortunes 500” companies and it has more than 100 billion records stored and is processing 10,000 messages per second. Also, Treasure Data borrows from Hadoop but with a twist. Unlike Hadoop, Treasure Data does not require an infrastructure investment.

This is what the company positions what it offers:

The reason why I chose this article was due to the similarity to last weeks lesson about Data Warehousing. Also, this is a recent article that talks about something new and current, which is what Professor Zhang is looking for. I liked this article mainly because I learned something new. I don’t know much about cloud services so I was able to learn a little about this Treasure Data company that offers cloud-based data warehouse services.

Alex Williams. (2012, September 28). Treasure Data Launches Cloud-Based Data Warehouse With Investment From Ruby Creator Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto. TechCrunch.com. Retrieved November 25, 2012, from http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/28/treasure-data-launches-cloud-based-data-warehouse-with-investment-from-ruby-creator-yukihiro-matz-matsumoto/

2 thoughts on “A Cloud-Based Data Warehouse Service from Treasure Data

  • November 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I really enjoyed reading your article and learning about the cloud-based data warehouse company, Treasure Data. It surprised me how costly cloud services could cost from big companies such as IBM, Oracle or Teradata. It is good to know that there are cost efficient companies such as Treasure Data that allows small companies to gain the services they would not be able to afford from large companies.

  • November 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks for the article. It’s nice to hear that “Matz” is doing something else with his money. He’s someone of a celebrity in the Ruby world. It’s also good to know that there are less expensive alternatives to enterprise data storage, up to 10 times less.

Comments are closed.