THE BIG DATA
When building a system for real-time decision making, it is critical to optimize each element of the system architecture for balanced performance and long-term scalability. Today’s data velocity and variety can challenge conventional system technology, and unpredictable volume requirements add new complexities as customers consider how they will respond to tomorrow’s data generators. An imbalanced analytics system can result in bottlenecks that reduce the value of analytics tools and the enterprise data warehouses that power them. Most critically, a balanced infrastructure is key to ensuring the extraction of value to organizations at the time they need it—and within the budget they can afford. As such, it is critical for organizations to ensure that at either end of the ingest/egest process, they build scalable storage and storage processing technology that complements today’s high-speed data warehousing and data analytics technology.
Combining the industry’s leading big data analytics database with the leading data-storage solution for data-intensive computing environments, DDN and Vertica have delivered unmatched levels of data analytics capabilities. This joint solution combines the industry’s fastest analytics platform with the industry’s fastest storage engine. It can scale to ingest more than a terabyte of data per second from multiple, disparate data sources, including sensors, and it can process this data up to 60% faster than standard analytics tools and manage tens of trillions of rows of data with hundreds of billions of inserts per day.
The resulting solution can manage unprecedented amounts of data, scaling up to multiple petabytes, and process this data at unmatched speeds. More importantly, when you combine Vertica’s ability to lower disk space requirements with DDN’s ability to scale performance and capacity independently, you can deliver optimal performance with far greater efficiency.
This joint solution was recently validated by a mutual public sector client with extremely large data requirements. Read the joint solution brief to see how the user was able to achieve extremely fast time to actionable information from large datasets, compiled from hundreds or thousands of sensors, social media channels, and other data collection sources.
The Vertica Analytics Platform is the only database built from scratch to handle today’s heavy business intelligence workloads. In customer benchmarks, Vertica has been shown to manage petabytes of data and answers queries 50x to 1000x times faster than competing row-oriented databases and specialized analytics hardware.
Vertica’s SQL-based platform provides blazingly fast query performance for databases scaling from hundreds of gigabytes to multiple petabytes, running on industry-standard hardware, virtual machines, or a public cloud. What makes the Vertica Analytics Platform architecture so unique is that it combines the database industry’s most significant recent innovations into a single database for the first time.
The DDN Storage Fusion Architecture® (SFA) combines unprecedented IOPS and bandwidth performance with highly efficient capacity management to maximize application performance and minimize overall total cost of storage system ownership for data-intensive environments. The scalability and performance of DDN storage systems, including the fastest storage systems in the world with aggregate performance beyond one terabyte per second, helps organizations maximize the value of information and accelerates analysis and critical decision-making.
The DDN solution supports storage arrays, file systems and object storage appliances for the Cloud to the world’s most data-intensive environments. These scalable, highly efficient storage solutions enable our customers to accelerate time to results, scale simply as data sets continue to grow and gain competitive advantage through resolving performance and capacity scaling challenges. By optimizing each element of the I/O environment for performance, capacity, and data center efficiency, DDN solutions deliver the highest levels of performance and fastest time to results.