StreamNative Free 'Pulsar as a Service' Launches
October 28, 2020
Pulsar is an open-source platform that enables industry leaders globally
to build pub/sub messaging and event-driven applications at scale. While
it has remained under the radar to many, Pulsar manages hundreds of
billions of events per day for companies like Yahoo!, Tencent, Iterable
and, most recently, Splunk.
In fact, at last week's Splunk annual conference, conf20, Splunk CPO
Sendur Sellakumar talked about Splunk's adoption of Apache Pulsar for
the Splunk DSP (Data Stream Processor).
Sendur Sellakumar, CPO, Splunk said, "First, we've shifted to Apache
Pulsar as our underlying streaming. It is our bet on the long term
architecture for enterprise-grade multi-tenant streaming."
What is perhaps most interesting about this shift is that Splunk had
been using Kafka for years, but, after due diligence on both Kafka and
Pulsar, decided to leverage Pulsar for their DSP product.
Splunk is one of many companies shifting to Pulsar. Pulsar provides the
ability to horizontally scale to massive data volumes, with no single
point of failure, cloud-native infrastructure and ability to run in
elastic cloud environments, automatic data rebalancing, multi-tenancy,
built-in geo-replication, tiered storage with infinite retention, and
Why StreamNative Cloud?
While Pulsar is able to streamline infrastructure and simplify
operations compared to other technologies in the space, operating a
production-grade often requires time and effort that many teams would
rather allocate to addressing core business needs. StreamNative Cloud
launched in August 2020 to provide users a simple, fast, reliable, and
cost-effective way to run Pulsar in the cloud. Weisheng Xie, Chief Data
Scientist at Bestpay, shares his team's experience with StreamNative
Weisheng (Vincent) Xie, Chief Data
Scientist/Senior Director, China Telecom Bestpay commented, "With
StreamNative Cloud, we are now able to launch a resilient, secure, and
scalable event streaming service within minutes. It's straightforward
and extremely easy to use, which greatly boosts the efficiency of our
StreamNative Cloud is the industry's only fully-managed, cloud-native
messaging and event streaming platform powered by the original
developers of Apache Pulsar. It works just like the open-source Apache
Pulsar, with the same APIs and open-source clients being used to send
and receive messages.
StreamNative Announces A Free Cloud Offering
Today StreamNative announces the launch of its Free Cloud Offering. The
free offering will allow users to quickly start exploring Pulsar and the
ability to run a small scale production Pulsar in just a few clicks. The
free offering also has personal significance for StreamNative's CEO and
co-founder, Sijie Guo.
Guo, CEO, StreamNative noted, "When we launched StreamNative Cloud, we
wanted to remove barriers to adoption for Pulsar. While it was a great
fit for companies that were further along in their adoption journey,
there was high demand from people who were just getting started. Namely,
developers who wanted to try Pulsar without having to put down a credit
card or get approvals. The free offering makes this possible."
Guo is one of the original developers of Apache Pulsar and Apache
Bookkeeper, an Apache PMC member for both projects, and committed to
helping companies be successful on Pulsar and Bookkeeper, regardless of
whether they are StreamNative customers or not. In fact, a quick visit
to the Pulsar and Bookkeeper community Slack channels will often show
Sijie online and answering questions from users.
StreamNative's new Free Cloud Offering is just another way that
StreamNative is helping to support Pulsar adoption.