Meditations on our Data Science Sandbox as a Service

February 7, 2017

By: Hannah Smalltree

Japanese rock gardens, or zen gardens, were first constructed centuries ago at temples as aids to meditation. Also called “dry landscapes,” zen gardens are often designed to be miniature representations of nature, albeit with some artistic liberties. Zen gardens are made with simple, available materials, primarily sand and rocks, with few plants. Flowing rivers become precisely parallel waving lines in the sand, dotted with carefully placed islands and rock mountains. Raw materials take on new meaning when arranged in different ways. That’s why the zen garden, and the art of modeling a miniature and malleable world, seemed like a perfect image to launch our new Data Science Sandbox as a Service – and invitation to try a free week.
 
What is Cazena’s Data Science Sandbox as a Service? Think of it as your teams’ personal zen garden in the cloud – a powerful set of computing, storage and analytic resources all packaged up and delivered in a clean, easy interface. Load your data, and use R, Python or other popular tools for analysis. You’ll get powerful performance, thanks to Spark and many other components in our platform. And with a free week, you can get hands on fast and see just how easy it is to use the cloud to create beautiful things with data.
 
Cazena’s experienced team has put time into creating an intuitive user interface. Our comprehensive service is designed to help data science teams accelerate their work – without the time and resource constraints that often plague enterprises. We’ve worked with analytics professionals to deliver a service that supports the tools and methods du jour – R and Python. We embedded analytics engines for better performance, including tools like RStudio Server Pro (and others!) and added capabilities to make it easier to ingest data.

Here are a few opportunities to learn more:
 
  • Visit our booth at the Spark Summit East in Boston this week for a technical demo
  • Join a webinar on March 8, to hear how one enterprise data science team uses Cazena
  • Come play! Sign up for a free week
We’re looking forward to hearing more about what you create. In the spirit of the rock garden, it’s amazing how simple materials – like raw data – have stunning results when arranged in just the right way.
 
 
A zen garden in Kyoto, Japan
A zen garden in Kyoto, Japan
 
 

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