Dell is introducing a new Big Data Retention solution that can reduce the costs of retaining big data while helping to improve management for easy retrieval and analysis.
The new Dell Big Data Retention solution is designed for organizations that leverage big data analytics to derive business value from their data. The solution integrates with existing analytics platforms as a frontend big data repository for large datasets or a backend archive. It can also serve as a standalone repository or as an analytics platform with Hadoop.
With this latest offering, Dell expands its portfolio of Big Data capabilities across the spectrum of storage, management, warehousing, and analytics.
The Big Data Retention solution combines Dell storage, including the DX Object Storage Platform, and RainStor database technology, to help reduce the cost of retaining big data through data reduction, simplified data management and scalability, which can provide access to the data by standard SQL BI/analytics tools. The solution also includes Dell professional services to help Dell's customers enhance their current big data environment or create a new one that can scale to company demands and data growth.
The Dell Big Data Retention solution can provide an average data compression ratio of up to 40:1, freeing up disk space approximately 97 percent. This reduced footprint can accelerate query access for analytics. The solution leverages the capabilities of the Dell Fluid Data architecture, which enables these extreme data volumes to be efficiently accessed, moved and leveraged when and where needed.
The RainStor database provides online data retention at a massive scale, with unlimited scalability and zero administration. It can be deployed on any combination of Dell servers and storage, on premise or in a cloud configuration. When paired with the Dell DX Object Storage platform, the solution provides a single system for retaining structured, semi-structured and unstructured data across an unlimited number of data sources, formats and types, providing cost savings that can change the economics of big data retention.
While available on other Dell storage platforms, when the Big Data Retention solution is added to the DX Object Storage Platform customers can add capacity in amounts as small as 2TB, scaling up to petabytes and to billions of objects without the set-up and management complexity and costs of traditional file and block storage. The Dell Big Data Retention solution is currently available in the U.S.