London-based startup Mskaifa Tech has floated into the nation’s tech sector with the offer of a public cloud service.
Mskaifa provides elastic allocation and elastically scalable computing power. While it doesn’t mention any rivals or inspirations, the firm could be competing against the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle, Salesforce and SAP.
The cloud infrastructure company explains: “By using Mskaifa, you no longer have to purchase physical equipment for software development, testing, and application/service launch, nor do you have to invest manpower and material resources for equipment maintenance.”
Mskaifa says it operates on a pay-per-use basis, and usage is billed by the second. The firm adds that any resource in Mskaifa can be resized/scaled at any time.
The startup is very new and its program is still in the beta stage.
Products under development include a big data workbench, a big data engine, “Kafka service” (this refers to Apache Kafka, an open source platform that allows users to integrate streams of data with applications) and “ELK service” (ELK is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana).
In terms of the big data workbench, Mskaifa wants to provide a development platform to help enterprises focus on mining and the exploration of data.
The big data engine, called MskaifaMR, integrates Spark, Apache MapReduce and Apache Kylin. Mskaifa explains that through the unified HDFS distributed data storage system and YARN scheduling system, it provides a “one-stop” big data service in the cloud.
According to Companies House data, Mskaifa’s founder is Hu Guo, who lives in China.
In fact, Mskaifa’s registered address in East London is used by other small firms who have founders based in China.