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Morrison, CO (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

Bit Refinery, a provider of VMware and Hadoop infrastructure as a service, today announced the company is partnering with Hortonworks (HDP) to provide a new hosted sandbox. The HDP Sandbox is a personal Hadoop environment that includes numerous interactive tutorials. It allows the user to get a feel of this exciting new technology as well as build proof of concepts and test new functionality in a fully operational environment.

The Bit Refinery hosted Sandbox will provide a hosted version of this popular learning tool which allows access from any Internet browser. Coupled with the growing list of interactive tutorials from HDP and other partnering vendors, the Sandbox has become the premier learning tool for anyone that wants quickly get up to speed on Hadoop.

“Our partnership with Hortonworks gives us the chance to provide a secure environment for businesses to experience the flexibility of trying the Hortonworks Sandbox without the time and resources required when running it on their personal computers.” said Bit Refinery Managing Partner Brandon Hieb, in a statement. “Businesses today understand the potential solution Big Data can provide, but are challenged with evaluating and implementing them effectively.”

The HDP Sandbox is just the first project Bit Refinery is planning to offer on its nationwide VMware and Hadoop hosting infrastructure. Development is already underway to offer numerous other software technologies such as Elasticsearch, Apache Ignite and Apache Spark to potential customers allowing them to experience Big Data technologies in a real working environment. The new hosted sandbox offering will be made available on March 30, 2015 via their website

About Bit Refinery

Bit Refinery is a VMware® and bare-metal Hadoop Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider based out in Denver, Colorado. Featuring VMware® virtualization technology and bare-metal server nodes hosted within its fully redundant infrastructure, companies of all sizes benefit from outsourcing their infrastructure to the Bit Refinery Cloud while maintaining complete control of their mission critical environment. For more information please visit


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Media Contact:

Shannon Faulkner

Bit Refinery, Inc



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