Netapp Helps Drive Down Infrastructure Cost on Kubernetes

With Spot Wave, NetApp Helps Organisations Drive Down Infrastructure Cost and Complexity for Big Data Applications on Kubernetes.

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 18 March 2021:

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), launches Spot Wave by NetApp, and Spot Ocean’s support of Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service. Together, these products provide customers with leading solutions for simple, scalable, and efficient infrastructure for cloud-native applications.

Wave automates the provisioning, deployment, autoscaling and optimisation for running Apache Spark big data applications on Kubernetes in the cloud.

It also helps to reduce cloud waste and costs by up to 90 per cent.

As a matter of fact, using Wave as a turnkey product, organisations can deploy Spark environments faster and more easily. They can focus on putting their data to work while Wave ensures optimisation for availability, performance, and cost.


Meanwhile, Wave is built on Spot’s AI-based engine, using the same proven technology as Spot Ocean.

Wave provides:

  • Cost optimisation: Wave runs Spark jobs on containerised infrastructure using an intelligent mix of spot, on-demand, and reserved instances, affording customers up to 90 per cent cost savings on cloud infrastructure.
  • Serverless infrastructure and Spark-aware autoscaling: Built-in autoscaling matches the right type and size of compute instances to Spark jobs based on workload requirements to maximise performance and efficiency.
  • Spark job right-sizing and monitoring: Continuously tune Spark configuration for jobs based on analysis of actual Spark job requirements.

“Organisations are rapidly adopting Kubernetes to deliver cloud-native applications with greater speed and agility, not only for stateless services but also for big data applications,” said Amiram Shachar, vice president and general manager of Spot by NetApp.

“The necessity for organisations to balance cloud infrastructure cost, performance and availability for optimal efficiency is complex and time-consuming. Spot Wave and Ocean are solving that problem by providing a serverless experience for Spark. They ensure the infrastructure is continuously optimised.”


However, NetApp says Ocean, Spot’s serverless container engine and the foundation of Spot Wave, now supports Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service.

On the other hand, it adds support for AWS ECS and EKS and Google’s GKE.

“Wave builds on the capabilities that we love in Ocean, focusing on the specific needs of big data applications,” says Gal Aviv, chief technology officer at Fyber.

“It will be very powerful to be able to plug Spark applications into Wave. The solution also has the amazing value of executing jobs with existing tools. It potentially spins up the right infrastructure to power intensive ML applications.”

NetApp and Spot by NetApp have deep histories of involvement and experience in Kubernetes and the Kubernetes community. NetApp provides the leading solutions for application-driven infrastructure and data management for companies to run critical cloud-native applications.

More information on Spot Wave is available online at

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