February 4th, 2013 by Mark Kidd
EMC Greenplum Appliance-Based Unified Analytics Platform Now Available
EMC’s new Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA) Unified Analytics Platform Edition enables analysis of structured and unstructured data with Greenplum Databases for analytics-optimized SQL, Greenplum HD for Hadoop-based processing and Greenplum partner business intelligence, ETL, and analytics applications within a single appliance.
Greenplum DCA uses a massively parallel processing architecture that can grow as processing or other analytics requirements increase. According to EMC, the new Greenplum DCA offers more than 70 percent improved performance over the prior generation during data loading and scanning and 100 percent increases for concurrent query workloads. New Greenplum deployment options include integration with EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage.
The Greenplum DCA increases availability with EMC Data Domain deduplication systems to provide backup and recovery for Greenplum Database modules at rates up to 13 TB/hour with wide-area disaster recovery replication. The new DCA provides HDFS triple-redundant storage on direct-attach devices and integration with EMC Isilon Scale-out NAS to provide data protection using snapshots, mirroring, backup, recovery, and replication.