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HDS to deliver Scale-Out hyperconverged enterprise-ready infrastructure for Big Data

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems unveils the next generation Hitachi Hyper Scale-Out Platform (HSP) tailored for big data projects. Combining compute, storage and virtualization capabilities, the HSP 400 series delivers seamless infrastructure to support big data blending, embedded business analytics and simplified data management.

Last year HDS procured Pentaho, and now its native integration enterprise platform to deliver a sophisticated, software-defined, hyper-converged platform for big data deployments.

HSP offers a software-defined architecture to centralize and support easy storing and processing of these large datasets with high availability, simplified management and a pay-as-you-grow model. Delivered as a fully configured, turnkey appliance, HSP takes hours instead of months to install and support production workloads, and simplifies creation of an elastic data lake that helps customers easily integrate disparate datasets and run advanced analytic workloads.

The architecture also includes a centralized, easy-to-use user interface to automate the deployment and management of virtualized environments for leading open source big data frameworks, including Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and commercial open source stacks like the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).

“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,” said Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

The next-gen solution offers native integration with Pentaho Enterprise Platform to give customers complete control of the analytic data pipeline and enterprise-grade features such as big data lineage, lifecycle management and enhanced information security. The powerful combination of technologies in the next-generation HSP appliance was designed to accelerate time to business insight and deliver rapid return on investment (ROI), while simplifying the integration of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT)—a strategic imperative for modern, data-driven enterprises.

“Modern enterprises must merge their IT and OT environments to extend the value of their investments. HSP is a perfect solution to accelerate and simplify IT/OT integration and increase the time to insight and business value of their big data deployments,” said James Dixon, chief technology officer at Pentaho. “The HSP-Pentaho appliance gives customers an affordable, enterprise-class option to unify all their disparate datasets and workloads—including legacy applications and data warehouses—via a modern, scalable and hyper-converged platform that eliminates complexity. We’re pleased to be working with HDS to deliver a simplified, all-in-the-box solution that combines compute, analytics and data management functions in a plug-and-play, future-ready architecture. The Hitachi Hyper Scale-Out Platform 400 is a great first-step in simplifying the entire analytic process.”

Hitachi will offer HSP in two configurations to support a broad range of enterprise applications and performance requirements: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives, generally available now, and all-flash, expected to ship in mid-2016.

“We consistently hear from our enterprise customers that data silos and complexity are major pain points—and this only gets worse in their scale-out and big data deployments. We have solved these problems for our customers for years, but we are now applying that expertise in a new architecture with Hitachi Hyper Scale-Out Platform,” said Sean Moser, senior vice president, global portfolio and product management at Hitachi Data Systems. “Our HSP appliance gives them a cloud and IoT-ready infrastructure for big data deployments, and a pay-as-you-go model that scales with business growth. Seamless integration with the Pentaho Platform will help them put their IT and OT data to work—faster adds Moser.

Further info: www.HDS.com, www.pentaho.com, http://www.hitachi.com

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