EMC's New Greenplum Analytics Appliance
This is a plug-in appliance that enables IT shops to combine a shared-nothing MPP (macro pre-processor) relational database with enterprise-class Apache Hadoop.EMC took another dive into the "big data" processing pool Sept. 21 when it introduced a new analytics appliance that runs on its Greenplum software. The announcement was made at the O'Reilly Strata Conference in New York City. The data storage provider is positioning the Greenplum Modular Data Computing Appliance as the industry's first "complete" big data analytics platform that can handle several petabytes of data. This is a plug-in appliance that enables IT shops to combine a shared-nothing macro pre-processor (MPP) relational database with enterprise-class Apache Hadoop in a single, unified box to process both structured and unstructured data.
Apache Hadoop, administered and maintained by the Apache Foundation, is the most widely used big data analytics processing software currently in the industry.