EMC Introduces “Big Data” Data Warehouse System

New EMC Greenplum data computing appliance delivers fast data loading, performance

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EMC Corporation has introduced its new EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, an integrated data warehouse system using the the Greenplum massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture. The appliance lets organizations more efficiently make sense of the massive amounts of data they generate, offering fast data loading speed and performance.

The new system was developed and is shipping just 75 days following EMC’s acquisition of Greenplum and comes at a time when IDC predicts that the amount of data over the next decade will grow 44-fold. The disruptive data warehousing technology from Greenplum is a key enabler of “big data” clouds and self-service analytics, allowing organizations to store, manage, and closely analyze terabytes of detailed data for faster business insight and to help users make decisions faster. Greenplum is the foundation of EMC’s new Data Computing Products Division, which is developing the analytic tools to address the “big data” phenomenon.

The new EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance is built using Greenplum Database 4.0. Its parallel-everything architecture delivers data loading performance of 10 terabytes (TB) an hour.

As a purpose-built, parallel system, the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance offers greater scalability and multiple database cores to achieve its strong price/performance ratio. The solution integrates database, compute, storage, and network into an enterprise class 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.

Greenplum Database 4.0 is also shipping and available as a licensed software-only solution for deployment on industry standard x86 hardware and integrated infrastructure solutions such as the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition Vblock Infrastructure Packages. The free Greenplum Database Single-Node Edition is available for download.

EMC also today 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 competing database systems onto the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance.

The EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance is available immediately worldwide from EMC. More information about EMC’s products and services is available at www.emc.com.