Dell’s Big Data retention solution combines Dell storage, including the DX Object Storage Platform, and RainStor database technology, to help reduce the cost of retaining big data through data reduction, simplified data management and near-perfect scalability, which can provide easy access to the data by standard SQL BI/analytics tools. The solution also includes Dell professional services to help customers enhance their current big data environment or create a new one that can scale to company demands and data growth.
This solution is tailored for organizations that leverage big data analytics to derive business value from their data. The solution integrates with existing analytics platforms as a frontend big data repository for large datasets or a backend archive. It can also serve as a standalone repository or as an analytics platform with Hadoop.
Not only are the volumes of data growing – so is its value to the organization,” said Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager, Dell Enterprise Storage. “Being able to cost-effectively capture and store all of the relevant data makes it possible to gain insights that support innovation and business value. The key is having the right data management solution to fluidly move data, tier it, dedupe it, protect it and archive it. To us, that means your data is fluid.”
When a Big Data retention solution is added to the DX Object Storage Platform customers can add capacity in amounts as small as 2TB, scaling up to petabytes and to billions of objects without the set-up and management complexity and costs of traditional file and block storage. Dell’s Big Data retention solution is currently available in the U.S.