DataDirect Networks (DDN) Accelerates Complex Big Data Queries

DDN Flash-Optimized Storage Combined with Vertica Analytics Software Delivers Near-Real Time Complex Analysis of More Than 1 Trillion Rows in US Public Sector Laboratory Test

CHATSWORTH, CA, — (September 6, 2012) — DataDirect Networks (DDN™), the leader in massively scalable storage, today announced that the award-winning DDN SFA™ Big Data storage platform paired with the Vertica Analytics Platform from HP was able to process complex queries against a one Trillion row database in a less than 20 seconds during US public sector laboratory tests. The results also proved the query speed scales linearly, demonstrating that it could be scaled to produce sub second queries and maintain the same speeds for significantly larger databases.

“In data-intensive processing and analytic environments, DDN technology is the de facto standard for organizations operating at massive scale, enabling customers around the world to extract rapid insights from extremely large data sets,” said Jeff Denworth, Vice President of Marketing, DDN. “This benchmark is a remarkable validation of the million lines of software we’ve perfected for data ingest, processing and delivery – reinforcing DDN leadership in accelerating analytic runtimes of the most demanding Big Data applications.”

The DDN SFA10K-X, configured to optimize the customer application with SSD and hard disk drives, was recognized for its ability to provide significantly faster time to actionable information from large datasets compiled from hundreds or thousands of sensors, social media channels and other data collection sources. The DDN solution also exceeded requirements for data ingest speed, solution scalability, query speed, system flexibility, and ease of management.

A full write up of the joint solution and test results is available at

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DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world’s leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

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