Unstructured Data (Big Data)

Big data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate to deal with them. Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying, updating and information privacy.

Isilon is a scale out network-attached storage platform offered by EMC Corporation for private and public cloud environments, with a focus on so-called big data, like gene sequencing, online streaming, and oil and natural gas seismic studies.  Combine the simplicity of EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage with Hadoop analytics tools for a powerful, integrated big data analytics storage solution.

EMC Isilon Scale-out Storage Solutions for Hadoop combine a powerful yet simple and highly efficient storage platform with native Hadoop integration that allows you to accelerate analytics, gain new flexibility, and avoid the costs of a separate Hadoop infrastructure.

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Unmatched Flexibility:  Isilon solutions support multiple instances of Apache Hadoop distributions from different vendors simultaneously. Our solutions also support multiple versions of the Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS). This allows you to leverage the specific analytics tools you need.
Lower Costs:  Isilon’s native HDFS integration means you can avoid the need to invest in a separate Hadoop infrastructure and eliminate the time and expense of moving large data sets. The unmatched efficiency and ease of use of Isilon solutions helps you lower storage costs and simplify management.
Accelerate Results:  Isilon’s in-place data analytics approach allows you to eliminate the time and resources required to replicate your big data into a separate Hadoop infrastructure. With Isilon, you can initiate analytics projects quickly and get results in minutes.
Robust Data Protection & Security:  Isilon solutions are highly resilient and eliminate the single-point-of-failure risk with traditional Hadoop deployments. We also offer enterprise data protection and security options including file system auditing and data-at-rest encryption to address compliance requirements.
 PANASAS is the performance scale-out NAS leader for unstructured data, driving industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows and simplifying data management. Panasas ActiveStor® appliances leverage the patented PanFS® storage operating system and DirectFlow® protocol to deliver performance and reliability at scale from an appliance that is as easy to manage as it is fast to deploy.
Four distinct applications segments comprise the big data market, each with varying levels of need for performance and scalability.  The four big data segments are: 
1)  Design (engineering collaboration)
2)  Discover (core simulation – supplanting physical experimentation)
3)  Decide (analytics)
4)  Deposit (Web 2.0 and data warehousing). 
Panasas ActiveStor scale-out NAS systems, together with PanFS, the Panasas high performance parallel file system, are designed to specifically address the design and discover segments.

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