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Primeur weekly 2013-11-04

The Cloud

Clustrix announces industry's first scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science receives grant to improve Cloud computing reliability ...

Calxeda announces new fabric-­based platform for Clouds ...

Securing data for Cloud computing ...

Expensify selects Oracle Sales Cloud to empower growing sales team ...

Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever Cloud-based analysis of genomic data ...

Red Hat launches new initiative to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack ...

SoftLayer, an IBM company, and Cloudera launch turnkey Big Data solutions on bare metal servers ...

CANCOM accelerates client innovation through the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

European managed services provider taps IBM Flash for faster Cloud solutions ...

Desktop Grids

New Virtual Team to promote Desktop Grids among the EGI scientific communities ...

New BoincTasks version release issued ...

Remotis Technologies achieves milestone with World Community Grid ...

EuroFlash

N8 supercomputer tracks first dinosaur steps in over 90 million years ...

Cray expands research and development in Europe ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania - Part II ...

New California Energy Commission study validates energy savings of Asetek RackCDU for data centres ...

PRACE event "HPC@Horizon2020" rallies support for "Supercomputers for all" ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

New insight into the Earth's deep interior ...

The ALiX project provides Tenerife with Teide-HPC, the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue ...

USFlash

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) drives major scientific discoveries with powerful, converged, site-wide storage from DataDirect Networks ...

RainStor delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS for efficient Big Data management ...

HP helps Johnson Memorial Hospital deliver high-quality patient care ...

RainStor delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS for efficient Big Data management

29 Oct 2013 San Francisco - RainStor, provider of the most efficient enterprise database for Big Data, has successfully completed product testing, resulting in validation of its database on EMC Corporation's Isilon Scale-Out network-attached storage (NAS) running on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). RainStor is already in production with customers running on Isilon, and by adding native Hadoop capabilities, customers gain further benefits and flexible deployment options with Big Data initiatives.

As enterprise adoption of Hadoop increases, capabilities around ease-of-use, efficient scale and reliability become a high priority. To date, Hadoop has been deployed on low-cost commodity direct attached storage (DAS) environments but different architectures are now being deployed to optimize both compute and storage. As data volumes grow, the need to balance CPU and storage capacity is critical in order to achieve an optimal environment. With DAS deployments, compute and storage are rigid and cannot be separated which becomes challenging as requirements change over time.

RainStor enables enterprise customers to run Hadoop anywhere. With unique data compression yielding a 20-40X storage reduction, companies can scale their data with greater predictability and efficiency. The RainStor highly-compressed file format is virtualized from the underlying storage layer and therefore behaves the same whether running on DAS or NAS. With the ability to co-exist Hadoop data running on both DAS and NAS, you can now separate the compute layer from the storage layer and gain both scale efficiencies and query performance.

"Isilon running on RainStor provides high-impact use cases, including a compliance data archive for years of history reaching petabyte scale", stated Sam Grocott, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, EMC Isilon Storage Division. "The one-two punch of RainStor and Hadoop on Isilon gives customers both performance and efficient scale with the added bonus of being easy to deploy and maintain. Case in point: RainStor and Isilon customer saw a 32x compression rate enabling efficient, predictable scale."

Running Hadoop on Isilon with RainStor, you achieve:

  • Flexible New Architecture Running Hadoop on NAS and DAS together: Companies leverage DAS local storage for hot data where performance is critical and use Isilon for mass data storage. With RainStor's compression, you efficiently move more data across the network, essentially creating an I/O multiplier.
  • Built-in Security and Reliability: Data is securely stored with built-in encryption, and data masking in addition to user authentication and authorization. Carrying very little overhead, you benefit from Isilon FlexProtect, which provides a reliable, highly available Big Data environment.
  • Query Speed-up: Data is queried using a variety of tools including standard SQL, BI tools Hive, Pig and MapReduce. With built-in filtering, queries speed-up by a factor of 2-10X compared to Hive on HDFS/DAS.
  • Compliant WORM Solution: For absolute retention and protection of business critical data, including stringent SEC 17a-4 requirements you leverage Isilon's SmartLoc in addition to RainStor's built-in immutable data retention capabilities.

"RainStor has allowed AdaptiveMobile to support a large telecommunications customer for a number of years managing over two petabytes of communications data loading around 1 billion records daily", stated Gareth MacLachlan, chief operating officer, AdaptiveMobile, a long-time RainStor partner. "We believe RainStor on scale-out Isilon NAS is a highly efficient way to manage petabyte volume, with excellent performant load and query capabilities", added Gareth MacLachlan.

"With RainStor's compression and efficiency, we enable new Big Data architectures that were simply not possible before", stated John Bantleman, CEO of RainStor. "EMC's Isilon scale-out NAS is ideal for enterprises that have skills in-house that know how to manage these environments. Our customers are looking for new architectures where they can combine a one-petabyte Hadoop cluster with a multi-petabyte NAS store for mass storage, no compromise for query and the lowest TCO."

"With RainStor the network bottleneck is eliminated when moving data from storage to compute because of the high level of compression we achieve, which translates into making the pipe 10x larger", stated Andy Ben-Dyke, RainStor CTO. "RainStor is a shared everything design where every node accesses all data across the different storage tiers. We use the same method of access regardless of where it is stored, so moving the data between DAS and NAS is straightforward and seamless."
Source: RainStor

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Primeur weekly 2013-11-04

The Cloud

Clustrix announces industry's first scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science receives grant to improve Cloud computing reliability ...

Calxeda announces new fabric-­based platform for Clouds ...

Securing data for Cloud computing ...

Expensify selects Oracle Sales Cloud to empower growing sales team ...

Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever Cloud-based analysis of genomic data ...

Red Hat launches new initiative to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack ...

SoftLayer, an IBM company, and Cloudera launch turnkey Big Data solutions on bare metal servers ...

CANCOM accelerates client innovation through the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

European managed services provider taps IBM Flash for faster Cloud solutions ...

Desktop Grids

New Virtual Team to promote Desktop Grids among the EGI scientific communities ...

New BoincTasks version release issued ...

Remotis Technologies achieves milestone with World Community Grid ...

EuroFlash

N8 supercomputer tracks first dinosaur steps in over 90 million years ...

Cray expands research and development in Europe ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania - Part II ...

New California Energy Commission study validates energy savings of Asetek RackCDU for data centres ...

PRACE event "HPC@Horizon2020" rallies support for "Supercomputers for all" ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

New insight into the Earth's deep interior ...

The ALiX project provides Tenerife with Teide-HPC, the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue ...

USFlash

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) drives major scientific discoveries with powerful, converged, site-wide storage from DataDirect Networks ...

RainStor delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS for efficient Big Data management ...

HP helps Johnson Memorial Hospital deliver high-quality patient care ...