I never heard of this before but it makes some sense… Big Data as a Service.  I was reading on "Information Management" that MetaScale "is incorporating the Kognitio Analytical Platform as a complement to Hadoop as part of its new SaaS-based offering" so I looked up MetaScale and found out they "offer end-to-end solutions for Big Data as a Service (BDaaS)".  Looks interesting and worth keeping an eye on.  You can read more at:

1. Information Management: MetaScale, Kognitio, Hadoop

2. Kognitio

3. MetaScale