Tuesday, October 12, 2010

EMC Introduces Greenplum for Big Data Clouds

EMC introduced a new "Greenplum" Data Computing Appliance that features a massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture to handle the massive amounts of data being generated from various sources such as always-on networks, the Web, consumers, surveillance systems and sensors.

EMC's Greenplum delivers data loading performance of 10 terabytes (TB) an hour, twice as fast as Oracle Exadata systems and five times as fast as systems from Netezza and Teradata. It integrates database, compute, storage and network into an enterprise class, easy-to-implement system and is available in flexible half-rack, full-rack, and multiple-rack appliance configurations for terabyte to petabyte-scale requirements. It is integrated with EMC's replication, backup and recovery and deduplication technologies for information protection.

The new system was developed and is shipping just 75 days following EMC's acquisition of Greenplum. EMC also announced consulting, professional services, support and training for data warehousing and business analytics. EMC Global Services professionals will help customers deploy and optimize the new EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance and use extensive "big data" expertise to design an environment for complex correlation across massive data sets. In addition, EMC will help customers migrate and consolidate from their Oracle, Teradata and other existing database systems onto the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance.

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