SGI® Empowers Enterprises with Big Data Innovations for Big Results
High Performance Computing Leader Introduces New Big Data Solutions to Help Solve Growing Business and Technology Challenges
FREMONT, Calif. — October 22, 2013 — SGI (Nasdaq: SGI), the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, unveiled additional Big Data solutions to address the challenges enterprises and government agencies increasingly face today.
Drawing on extensive expertise and experience in High Performance Computing (HPC) and managing high volume storage, SGI is introducing new solutions that enable organizations to perform Big Data analytics with faster and greater insight, achieve extreme capacity and scale needed for Big Data storage, and manage storage investments more cost effectively.
Today's global enterprises are awash with data. This data is generated by a variety of sources: Internet traffic, sensors, credit card activity, social media, video monitors, and more. In fact, data is arriving in volume, with velocity, and of variety far greater than ever experienced. Utilizing analytics to unlock value lying within Big Data has far reaching benefits, from competitive advantage and topline growth to saving lives. But it also presents new challenges: how to derive value at greater speed, scale, and efficiency.
"SGI has been enabling customers to achieve extraordinary breakthroughs utilizing High Performance Computing, as well as efficiently manage some of the largest data environments in the world, for nearly two decades," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "Today's announcement reflects our rich heritage in HPC and high volume storage, and our ability to significantly help enterprises accelerate time to value, achieve petabyte scale, and lower the rising cost of Big Data."
High Performance Computing for Big Data Analytics
"Big Data workloads require large amounts of compute power, usually deployed as large groups of scale-out Linux servers, in order to run analytics software such as Hadoop. However, the capabilities and IT skill-sets required to optimize these Hadoop analytics clusters are not present in many IT organizations," said Jean S. Bozman, research vice president, IDC Enterprise Platforms group. "By pre-configuring Big Data analytics systems, SGI is addressing this important market need - and it is providing a readily deployed Big Data solution that will speed time-to-results from business analytics."
Extreme, Cost Efficient Storage for Big Data
"Gaining insight from data represents both an enormous opportunity and challenge for enterprises, academia, industry and government," said Rajeeb Hazra, vice president and general manager of Technical Computing Group at Intel. "SGI's Big Data solutions are an example how the latest technology enables users to both manage their data and quickly scale their applications to achieve insights that ultimately result in a significant competitive advantage."
As data grows in size and complexity, and the quest for greater and precise business insight expands, leveraging technology developed for extreme environments is a natural step for the enterprise market. SGI continues to make this possible.
For more information on SGI's Big Data Solutions, including SGI® InfiniteData™ Cluster, SGI® ObjectStore™ and SGI® LiveArc™ AE for SGI® InfiniteStorage™ Gateway, please see http://www.sgi.com/bigdatasolutions
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