This past weekend (May 14th) marked the fourth anniversary of Pepperdata! We’ve come a long way in the past few years towards achieving our goal of helping companies benefit from large-scale distributed computing on huge volumes of rapidly changing data to gain business insight and competitive advantage.

One of the biggest learnings has been the impact that the data we collected – simply as a by-product – would have for customers and our company roadmap. In the beginning, as a company, we were laser-focused on the power of adaptive performance, but by capturing global knowledge of a cluster second-by-second, we ended up with a massive amount of incredibly valuable, granular data that no one else has access to. These insights prompted the development of additional features like comprehensive chargeback and alerting, which wouldn’t have been possible without this kind of data. Today, we process and store trillions of data points per day. All of this data that we collect, analyze, and use in real time contributes to our ability to guarantee consistent, peak performance of customer Hadoop deployments.

It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come in the past four years. The very first version of our software took about a half a day to install, but today we’ve got the process down to less than 15 minutes. In addition to product improvements, we’ve made huge strides with customers and now have over 12,000 nodes under management. To top it all off, we moved into an incredible new office space this past year in Cupertino to make room for the current and future growth of our team!

Reflecting back on the last few years and seeing the growth and change within Pepperdata, as well as the growth of the industry overall. It has been a fun ride playing such a big part in helping to bring Hadoop to the mainstream and to the forefront of IT production operations. We see a very bright future on the horizon for distributed computing, with new technologies arriving almost daily. While we may not be able to predict the next four years, we do know that with new technology comes new challenges, and at Pepperdata we look forward to continuing to pave the way for our customers to benefit from predictable distributed computing performance.