Syncsort, Hortonworks Help Migrate Legacy Workloads to Hadoop

Syncsort Hadoop product line is now certified on Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0, Amazon Redshift launches SSD-based node types, and Pure Storage boosts operations in the UK to continue hyper growth.

Syncsort and Hortonworks help migrate legacy systems to Hadoop.  Big data integration provider Syncsort announced that its high-performance Apache Hadoop-based product line, DMX-h ETL edition, is now certified on Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 (HDP 2.0) with YARN.  This integration provides a powerful combination that helps enterprises reduce costs and better leverage information across the enterprise. “Hadoop is being adopted by innovative technology leaders within mainstream enterprises because it offers the fastest path to unlocking significant value from Big Data,” said John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing, Hortonworks.  “The integration between HDP 2.0 and Syncsort’s powerful Hadoop-based product line provides enterprises with a seamless way to efficiently move data transformation workloads into Hadoop.” To make it simple for customers to evaluate the joint solution, a test drive of DMX-h is available to download and deploy in the Hortonworks Sandbox immediately.

Amazon Redshift launches SSD-based Node Type. Amazon (AMZN) announced the availability of Dense Compute nodes, a new SSD-based node type for Amazon Redshift. Dense Compute nodes allow customers to create very high performance data warehouses using fast CPUs, large amounts of RAM and SSDs. For data warehouses over 500GB, the dense compute nodes are cost-effective, and a high-performance option for those with a focus on performance – giving the highest ratio of CPU, Memory and I/O to storage. Scaling clusters up and down or switching between node types requires a single API call or a few clicks in the AWS Console. On-Demand prices for a single Large Dense Compute node start at $0.25/hour in the US East (Northern Virginia) Region and drop to an effective price of $0.10/hour with a three year reserved instance.

Pure Storage bolsters UK operations.  All-flash enterprise storage company Pure Storage announced it is experiencing unprecedented momentum in the UK market, as the company nears the one year mark since opening its UK headquarters. Last August the company snagged a $150 million funding round, and a $1 billion valuation.  Pure Storage has expanded the Pure Storage Partner Program (P3) to include more than 40 companies across Europe, supporting its aggressive partner-focused go-to-market plans. “Flash memory powers the experience we have all come to expect from smartphones, tablets and leading web properties, like Google Search and Facebook, today,” said Scott Dietzen, CEO at Pure Storage. “Flash has already superseded mechanical disk for consumers and Pure Storage is driving this same transformation for organisations, by removing the traditional hurdles of mainstream flash adoption — cost and compatibility. Ultimately, $15 billion in global yearly spend will shift from disk arrays to all-flash storage.” The company’s decision to expand into the UK and EMEA was driven by demand from European enterprises frustrated by poor performance, usability and features from disk or hybrid storage solutions. This, paired with the increasing market penetration of random and heavy IO workloads, have resulted in Pure seeing a rapid expansion in adoption of the Pure FlashArray across the region via a broad and diverse partner network and direct sales force.

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