SGI Builds Out Big Data Capabilities
Company officials said SGI can leverage its deep expertise in HPC to help organizations manage the massive amount of data being generated.SGI officials are leveraging the company's high-performance computing heritage to expand their capabilities in the fast-growing area of big data. The supercomputer maker is offering new solutions that address the escalating compute and storage demands inherent in big data, giving organizations the tools to not only process and store the massive amounts of data being generated and collected, but also to quickly access and analyze it, according to SGI President and CEO Jorge Titinger. "As businesses tackle the rising volume, velocity, and variety of Big Data, they face a growing challenge - how to unlock value at greater speed, scale and efficiency," Titinger said in an SGI press release. "SGI's expertise in designing and building some of the world's fastest supercomputers enables customers to fully optimize High Performance Computing for Big Data analytics to achieve business breakthroughs." The new offerings, which include a cluster compute and storage solution, come as more organizations are looking to leverage the vast amounts of data being generated to identify and address potential business opportunities. Big data has become a key trend in business, and a wide range of technology vendors—from hardware makers to software vendors—are looking to meet the growing demand for solutions.
Gartner analysts in March said in a report that adoption of big data technologies are hitting the mainstream this year, with 42 percent of IT professionals in a survey saying they had invested in such technology or were planning to within a year.