The integration of Hadoop’s Distributed File System (HDFS) protocol with EMC Isilon scale-out NAS “removes the integration complexities of disparate open source components and hardware”, meaning that customers can now take advantage of the benefits of Big Data analytics without having to deal with multiple vendors.
The integration also eliminates the single point of failure inherent with traditional open-source Apache Hadoop, the company said.
“The integrated Isilon solution enables customers to plug Hadoop-derived insight directly into a structured data analytics workflow without moving the data,” said Luke Lonergan, chief technology officer of Greenplum.
“This improves collaboration and speeds data analytics for our customers, enabling them to uncover new insights quickly and efficiently to maintain their competitive edge.”
EMC claims that Isilon is the only NAS storage platform to integrate native HDFS as a protocol, providing access to enterprise data protection, storage and accelerated data movement over a wide array of industry standard protocols (NFS, CIFS, FTP, HTTP).
JPMorgan Chase uses the technology for fraud detection and risk management, and eBay is using the technology to build a new search engine for its auction service.
“Hadoop will be a game-changer in unstructured data analytics once enterprise customers are convinced that adoption can simplify their infrastructure and architecture without compromising data security or management capabilities,” said Sam Grocott, vice president of marketing at EMC Isilon.
“We’ve taken the guesswork out of Hadoop deployment by bringing together the strengths of Isilon’s enterprise scale-out NAS storage systems with the Hadoop ecosystem.”