Altiscale offers the first cloud service that is purpose-built to run Apache Hadoop. Altiscale's optimized infrastructure is faster, more reliable, easier to use, and more affordable than alternatives. Without the distractions of Hadoop operations, and with access to practically unlimited resources, Altiscale customers can drive more business value from Hadoop than ever before. Altiscale's founding team has been at the forefront of Apache Hadoop, from its incubation at Yahoo! to operating more than 40,000 Hadoop nodes. Altiscale is backed by General Catalyst and Sequoia Capital, with additional investment from Accel Partners, Jerry Yang, and other individual investors.