LONDON, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Furnace Ignite Ltd today announces the launch of Furnace, a free and open source platform that brings unprecedented speed, agility and simplicity to the creation of streaming data applications.  

Furnace enables data-rich organisations, of any size, to build highly sophisticated applications quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Early users have praised Furnace as the ideal platform for innovative and advanced streaming data applications serving; security, smart cities, IoT, finance, marketing and other data intensive sectors and scenarios.

Serverless and Free Forever

Furnace is an infrastructure and language-agnostic, serverless, framework that can be instantiated and operable in minutes regardless of previous experience and skill level.  Furnace is widely lauded as a ‘clean slate’ breaking through the complexities, expenses and extended development cycles that have long impacted on data-intensive applications. Furnace enables developers to take full advantage of serverless, to create innovative, complex applications with unprecedented agility, speed and economy. Furnace is aligned with GitOps methodology, enabling developers to focus on feature innovation rather than mundane, time-consuming operational concerns.

"From smart cities to marketing and security, vast new pools of data are unused or underemployed, both because of the scarcity of developer talent and the enormous commitment of time and money currently required to bring a complex application to market,” said Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Ovum.  "Furnace helps companies overcome the developer skills gap that so often stalls innovation and bypasses the resource-intensive, extremely expensive development cycles that can derail the completion of promising new applications and services.”

Furnace is designed to reverse the trend of escalating complexity and costs of ‘Big Data’ processing and storage.  As such, initial use-cases of Furnace include; Rapid and inexpensive fusion of data streams from disparate sources. Data filtration, sanitization and storage, for reasons such as legal compliance. Enablement of Cloud native data into SIEM and improved efficiency

Key features of Furnace:

  • Agnostic framework that makes use of cloud-native capabilities
  • Runs natively in AWS Cloud
  • Integrated build pipeline and infrastructure orchestration
  • Utilises GitOps methodology, clear auditable change-management
  • Easily create multiple environments (development, testing and production) with minimal cost
  • Extend functionality by creating your own modules, using Furnace’s standardised module format

Future key features will include; running natively in Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Additional coding languages including Python and Golang. Constructs to connect cloud-based applications to legacy on-premise platforms.

“We developed Furnace to ease the time, costs and skills associated with the data streaming development process and we believe the platform offers great benefits to the developer community worldwide. The platform has been architected in a way that allows it to be deployed into various infrastructures, be that cloud, on-premise or within hybrid environments, with the ability to ingest huge volumes of data from different sources, in various formats, so developers can take that data and make it useable. The whole process can be done with speed and agility and removes all the nuances that are normally associated with working with streaming data. Furnace will continue to be developed to suit the needs of the opensource community and we welcome user feedback on the platform,” said Danny Waite, Chief Technology Officer, Furnace Ignite.

For more information on Furnace please visit:
https://furnace.org

Furnace can be downloaded for free from GitHub at the following link: http://furnace.link/download

Additional Resources:

Introducing Furnace blog: http://furnace.link/launchblog
Press pack: http://furnace.link/presspack

About Furnace

Furnace is a new open source platform that brings unprecedented speed, agility and simplicity to the creation of streaming data applications for smart cities, IoT, marketing, finance and other data intensive sectors and scenarios.

Furnace is language and platform-agnostic, based on serverless and can be instantiated and operable in minutes. This enables organisations to build highly sophisticated applications, enriched with data from any different sources, in minutes versus the months usually required.

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Media Contacts:

Lucy Harvey
Eskenzi PR
+44 20 71 832 840
lucy@eskenzipr.com

Maureen MacGregor
Eskenzi PR for Furnace
(978) 473-1016
Maureen@EskenziPR.com

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