Leveraging partnership with Hortonworks, Cluster File System technology enables customers to get timely business insights with their existing infrastructure
Mumbai – August 14, 2012 – Symantec Corp. today announced an add-on solution for Symantec’s Cluster File System that enables customers to run Big Data analytics on their existing infrastructure by making it highly available and manageable. Apache Hadoop offers customers significant value to drive revenue by helping analyze data for business insights, however many existing data solutions lack the data management capabilities and built-in resilience to overcome the cost and complexity of increasing storage and server sprawl. Stating this a press release said, by working closely with Hortonworks, the new Symantec Enterprise Solution for Hadoop provides a scalable, resilient data management solution for handling Big Data workloads to help make Apache Hadoop ready for enterprise deployment.
Symantec’s Cluster File System is a proven enterprise solution to address Big Data workloads. With Symantec Enterprise Solution for Hadoop, organizations can leverage their existing infrastructure by scaling up to 16 PB of data including structured and unstructured data. They can avoid over provisioning on both storage and compute capacity, run analytics wherever the data sits, eliminating expensive data moves, and make Hadoop highly available without a potential single point of failure or a performance bottleneck.
“Customers can’t afford to let the challenges of implementing Big Data translate into management challenges within the infrastructure they’ve worked so hard to build,” said Don Angspatt, vice president of product management, Storage and Availability Management Group, Symantec Corp. “Our Enterprise Solution for Hadoop helps connect Hadoop’s business analytics to the existing storage environment while addressing key challenges of server sprawl and high availability for critical applications. It’s now entirely possible to get the Big Data solution you want from the infrastructure you’ve got.”
“Hortonworks is excited to partner with Symantec to provide customers robust business analytics without having to rebuild their IT infrastructure,” said Mitch Ferguson, vice president of business development, Hortonworks. “The Hortonworks Data Platform is built upon the most stable version of Apache Hadoop and Symantec provides the market leading storage management and high availability software with their Cluster File System to enable seamless implementation. We look forward to providing best-in-class support and training to help customers run Hadoop in their existing environment and drive their businesses forward to the next level.”
“Enterprises are looking to leverage the power of Hadoop analytics to see if Hadoop-supported applications can drive critical business decisions. Therefore, IT management will need the confidence that their Hadoop-related infrastructure is prepared to stand up to the demands of a production data center environment,” said John Webster, Senior Partner of Evaluator Group. “Symantec Enterprise Solution for Hadoop is one example of a tool designed to smooth the transition from pilot project to production by addressing key data center challenges including high availability, security, data protection, and data governance.”