Treasure Data's open source approach to big data and the cloud promises a speedy setup, just days rather than months. The Treasure Data REST API allows organizations to forego having an IT person involved in transiting to the cloud. The set up is Hadoop-based cloud warehousing using Apache Hive.
Do you have a online product or service that offers an API, or perhaps you are considering offering an API? If so, the new startup Mashery wants to talk to you. Launched yesterday, their service is designed to provide an out-the-box hosted solution provisioning and managing APIs.