• Press Release

    January 31, 2012

    EMC Isilon is Industry s First Scale Out NAS System with Native Hadoop Support

    Now Integrated with EMC Greenplum for One-Stop Enterprise Hadoop Solution

    Story Highlights

    • EMC Isilon's OneFS 6.5 operating system natively integrates the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) protocol and delivers the industry's first and only enterprise-proven Hadoop solution on a scale-out NAS architecture.
    • By natively integrating Hadoop into an enterprise-class scale-out storage solution , EMC Isilon enables customers to leverage end-to-end data protection including Snapshots, Replication and Backup for their Hadoop Big Data.
    • By combining EMC Isilon scale-out NAS with EMC Greenplum HD, EMC reduces the complexities associated with Hadoop deployments and allows enterprises to easily extract business value from unstructured data.
    • EMC satisfies the requirements of business critical enterprise environments with the first end-to-end Hadoop solution combined with services, training and certification, and customer support.

    SEATTLE - January 31, 2012 -

    EMC ® Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that EMC Isilon scale-out NAS with HDFS, combined with EMC Greenplum HD , delivers powerful data analytics on a flexible, highly-scalable and efficient storage platform. This new enterprise-ready solution combines scale-out NAS data storage and Hadoop analytics capabilities with services, training and certification, and customer support from a single vendor, ensuring a more seamless user experience. With this solution, EMC eliminates CIOs' need to spend valuable time investigating and integrating products from multiple vendors.

    As the amount of unstructured data in the enterprise grows, companies require an efficient and scalable storage system to help them manage growth, and a powerful analytics tool to derive valuable information from this data. EMC Isilon scale-out NAS with native HDFS provides Hadoop users with built-in access to a shared storage infrastructure thereby bridging the gap between the innovative powers of Big Data Hadoop and mission critical enterprise IT analytics.

    EMC Isilon scale-out NAS, now integrated with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) protocol, provides customers with a solution for accelerating enterprise-wide deployment of Apache-based Hadoop. Up to now, early adopters of Hadoop have relied on makeshift storage infrastructures not optimized for Big Data exploration, inhibiting the shared data access critical to robust analysis, and preventing wide adoption of Hadoop in the enterprise. EMC Isilon, with native HDFS, removes the integration complexities of disparate open source components and hardware, and offers a comprehensive, enterprise-ready storage solution to protect, manage, and share data in a Hadoop environment.

    EMC Isilon is the first and only scale-out NAS storage platform that integrates native HDFS as a protocol, providing all Hadoop users with built-in access to enterprise data protection , industry leading storage efficiency and accelerated data movement over a wide array of industry standard protocols (NFS, CIFS, FTP, HTTP). Isilon's integration of HDFS also eliminates the single point of failure inherent with traditional open-source Apache Hadoop. This integration lets customers use the Apache-based Hadoop distribution of their choice and allows them to expand and increase their adoption of Hadoop in enterprise-wide deployments.

    EMC builds on its innovation in data storage and analytics to deliver the only end-to-end Hadoop solution, offering enterprises planning, deployment, training and certification, and customer support services to assist customers moving to Hadoop environments. EMC Global Services Big Data Advisory Service helps customers identify business opportunity and build a comprehensive roadmap to apply Big Data to their enterprises. EMC services professionals can configure and integrate EMC Greenplum and EMC Isilon platforms into users' environments, accelerating time to value and reducing risk. EMC Data Science and Big Data Analytics "open" training and certification builds customers' IT staff data analytics knowledge and skills with a particular focus on opportunities and challenges presented by Big Data.

    By combining the scalability and simplicity of Isilon scale-out NAS storage with the leading-edge analytics tools of Greenplum HD, EMC delivers the first and only end-to-end Hadoop solution in the industry that is ready for deployment in business critical enterprise IT environments.

    Supporting Quotes:

    Alex Younts, assistant engineer, Purdue University
    "We tested EMC Isilon with our statistics department, which must often analyze huge data sets. EMC Isilon's multi-protocol capabilities provided fast and reliable delivery of data to our statisticians, demonstrating the potential to increase the time spent on actually doing the science, while reducing management costs."

    Benjamin Woo, program vice president of worldwide storage systems, IDC
    " IDC predicts that in 2012 enterprises will accelerate Hadoop adoption and deployment. Hadoop is becoming a viable competitor to existing storage systems for Big Data analytics, but fear can  stand in the way.   An investment by an industry leader like EMC casts a vote of confidence for Hadoop environments and makes the technology much more palatable.  EMC's comprehensive Hadoop solution brings enterprises one step closer to unlocking the enormous value currently hidden within their volumes of Big Data."

    Sam Grocott, vice president of marketing, EMC Isilon
    "Hadoop will be a game-changer in unstructured data analytics once enterprise customers are convinced that adoption can simplify their infrastructure and architecture without compromising data security or management capabilities. We've taken the guesswork out of Hadoop deployment by bringing together the strengths of Isilon's enterprise scale-out NAS storage systems with the Hadoop ecosystem. With EMC Isilon, enterprises now have the type of archiving, replication and management capabilities their businesses rely on combined with the innovative analytics of EMC Greenplum and the training, services and support of EMC to make the most of their Hadoop deployments. "

    Luke Lonergan, chief technology officer, Greenplum, a division of EMC
    "Companies are recognizing the need to co-process both structured and unstructured data. As a part of the EMC Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform (UAP), the integrated Isilon solution enables customers to plug Hadoop-derived insight directly into a structured data analytics workflow without moving the data. This improves collaboration and speeds data analytics for our customers, enabling them to uncover new insights quickly and efficiently to maintain their competitive edge."


    EMC Greenplum HD on Isilon is available immediately through EMC and EMC channel partners.

    Sam Grocott, Vice President of Marketing, EMC Isilon
    Sam Grocott, Vice President of Marketing, EMC Isilon
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    About Isilon, a division of EMC

    Isilon, a division of EMC, is the global leader in scale-out NAS. We deliver powerful yet simple solutions for enterprises that want to manage their data, not their storage. Isilon's products are simple to install, manage and scale, at any size. And, unlike traditional enterprise storage, Isilon stays simple no matter how much storage is added, how much performance is required or how business needs change in the future. We're challenging enterprises to think differently about their storage, because when they do, they'll recognize there's a better, simpler way. Learn what we mean at http://www.isilon.com.

    About Greenplum, a division of EMC

    Greenplum, a division of EMC, is driving the future of Big Data analytics with breakthrough products that harness the skills of data science teams to help global organizations realize the full promise of business agility and become data-driven, predictive enterprises. The division's products include Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform, Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, Greenplum Database, Greenplum Analytics Lab, Greenplum HD and Greenplum Chorus. They embody the power of open systems, cloud computing, virtualization and social collaboration, enabling global organizations to gain greater insight and value from their data than ever before possible. Learn more at www.greenplum.com.

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