• Press Release

    April 05, 2011

    EMC Expands Greenplum Big Data Analytics Appliance Family

    New Models Feature Solid-State Drive-Based Storage For Maximum Performance, High Density Storage For Archive Layer Analytics and Accelerated Data-Loading For Big Data Ingest

    HOPKINTON, Mass. - April 05, 2011 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced three new additions to its EMC® Greenplum® Data Computing Appliance (DCA) line of products – the High Capacity DCA, the High Performance DCA and the Data Integration Accelerator – and version 4.1 of Greenplum Database. High Capacity DCA and High Performance DCA join the first and award-winning Data Computing Appliance (announced in October 2010) to expand the EMC Greenplum family of lightning-fast data warehouse systems that leverage massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture to enable Big Data to be processed and analyzed significantly faster at substantially lower cost.  The announcement comes on the same day that SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, said that it will expand its high-performance computing offerings with the introduction of SAS® High-Performance Analytics on the EMC Data Computing Appliance platform.

    “EMC is truly driving the future of data warehousing and analytics with the release of its Data Computing Appliance family of products. There’s a growing recognition that there are new value-generation opportunities that can arise from assembling unprecedented amounts of information. The Performance and Capacity versions of EMC Data Computing Appliance enable organizations to gain greater insight and value from Big Data to support new business initiatives, new competitive advantages, new sources of revenue and new ways of doing research, while addressing the increasing needs for performance and storage options,” said Bill Cook, President and General Manager of the Data Computing Division, EMC.

    "The requirement to turn all data into actionable information is only accelerating and requires companies to adopt new and more effective strategies to manage Big Data. Together with SAS High-Performance Analytics, these new Greenplum offerings from EMC demonstrate continued innovation and a world of new opportunities for our mutual customers," said Keith Collins, SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

    The EMC Data Computing Appliance line of purpose-built, highly scalable data warehousing appliances integrate database, computing, storage and network into an enterprise-class, easy-to-implement system. The core base-model EMC DCA is the foundation of this product line. It is the industry’s best price/performance leader and has the ability to scale up to 864TB of uncompressed data. Technology enhancements enable new and advanced applications of EMC DCA:

    • The High Capacity EMC DCA is designed to host petabyte-levels of data without taking up additional space, surging power consumption or increasing costs. For businesses that require detailed analysis of extremely large amounts of data, this model offers the lowest cost-per-unit data warehouse.
    • The High Performance EMC DCA is the industry-leading solution for data loading and data scanning performance. With its cutting edge purely solid-state drive (SSD)-based storage, it allows for high number of user access concurrency. The combination of fast loading speed and high simultaneous query performance allows businesses to access time-sensitive analytical data effortlessly.
    • The new Data Integration Accelerator is an add-on module that solves the challenges of data loading in a parallel and scalable model. It is purpose-built for customers who need to shorten batch loads and implement micro-batch loading, and leverages a growing catalog of data applications.

    At the heart of the EMC DCA family of products is version 4.1 of Greenplum Database. This new version introduces new functionality that simplifies Hadoop integration, extends the range of analytics functions, improves client and application connectivity and expands on the platform’s workload management and system health monitoring capabilities.

    “The declining cost of infrastructure combined with vast rivers of information presents incredible opportunities for leaders. But in order to reap the value of this data, organizations need a comprehensive platform that enables advanced analytics and unified data access. The EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance is that platform. It can help those leaders get exponentially more value from their information,” said Cook.

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