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Monday, 08 February 2016 10:09

Hitachi Data Systems hyper-converged solution for big data

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New Hitachi Data Systems hyper-converged platform delivers turnkey big data including Hadoop, Spark, Hortonworks and Pentaho analytics in a single device

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) has revealed the latest version of their Hyper Scale-Out Platform (HSP), which now offers native integration with their Pentaho Enterprise Platform for analytics.

The single 2U appliance solution is aimed at big data deployments and includes a combined compute, storage, and virtualisation solution with high-availability, simplified management and a pay-as-you-grow model. HDS is recommending the solution to organisations looking for solutions to big data blending, embedded business analytics and simplified data management and is selling it as a fully-configured, turnkey appliance, that “takes hours instead of months” to install and support production workloads. 

HSP’s scale-out architecture provides simplified, scalable and enterprise-ready infrastructure for big data. The architecture also includes a centralised, interface to automate the deployment and management of virtualised big data environments including Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and commercial open source stacks like the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).

Additionally, the HSP system offers native integration with Hitachi’s Pentaho Enterprise Platform analytics solution – Hitachi purchased Pentaho back in June 2015.

Hitachi will offer HSP in two configurations to support a broad range of enterprise applications and performance requirements: The spec for the device includes 192Gb RAM, two Intel Xeon E5-2620 2.00GHz 15M cache processors, a 40GbE dual-port QSFP NIC Network and on the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drive version available now 12 6TB SAS Drives offering 72Gb, with an all-flash version, expected to ship in mid-2016.

Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), explains why HDS took the initiative to provide a turnkey big data and analytics solution. “Many enterprises don’t possess the internal expertise to perform big data analytics at scale with complex data sources in production environments. Most want to avoid the pitfalls of experimentation with still-nascent technologies, seeking a clear path to deriving real value from their data without the risk and complexity.”

HDS plans on delivering a range of hyper-converged solutions Sean Moser, senior vice president, global portfolio and product management at HDS says the HSP is the “first of many synergistic solutions” from both Hitachi and Pentaho.

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