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Its no secret data growth is accelerating rapidly. IDC predicts data is growing even faster than we thought, predicting that we are on pace to have 40 zettabytes of data by 2020. That’s 14% more than previously thought. Or, to put it in beach terms, if a grain of sand was a byte, that’s 57 times more than all the grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.
With demand building this quickly, and up to 90% of the data still unused and wasting potential, it is not surprising that the software companies focused on this area are moving mountains to deliver solutions to harness that data quickly. In particular, concerns around reliability, availability and scalability have become hot issues for organizations looking to embrace big data fully.
To that end, Pivotal and EMC have combined to shore up the way forward for the Business Data Lake to right size the economics and complexity of big data. Today, EMC and Pivotal are releasing a new turnkey bundle that packages EMC’s leading Isilon technology with Pivotal’s enterprise hardened Apache Hadoop® distribution, Pivotal HD. Together, these technologies solve some of the enterprise’s hardest problems around big data, including failover, backup, replication and scalability. With these challenges addressed, enterprises of all sizes now have the help they need to bridge their big data efforts to a Data Lake architecture quickly and affordably.
Together, EMC and VMware have a big stake in Pivotal technologies, owning 84% of the company and donating many of the technologies in our portfolio during our inception, including Pivotal HD and Greenplum technologies. While our teams may be separately housed in different companies, we have been at work for the past 24 months to test, benchmark and size the kinds of Data Lake solutions that work for the enterprise.
Today, that work is paying off. Available now, the EMC Data Lake Hadoop® Bundle is a combination of “Federation” Hardware, Software, and Services developed to address the multiple business needs of efficiently and securely storing all your data, analyzing anything, and building the right thing.
The EMC Data Lake Hadoop® Bundle is a big data storage and analytics solution from the EMC Federation that combines EMC Isilon scale-out storage with Pivotal HD (Hadoop® Distribution) software and Pivotal HAWQ, a parallel SQL-Standard compliant query engine.
The benefits of this bundled offering are fairly clear:
Today is a bright day in the dawn of the golden age of data. Backed by the EMC Federation, the new EMC Data Lake Hadoop® Bundle serves as a major milestone for the consumerization of big data, affording companies the opportunity to capitalize on their data in a scalable, secure, and timely manner.
For more details on the Data Lake Starter Kit, check out the following resources:
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