February 20, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 20 – Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its big data direction and solutions to satisfy enterprise requirements for highly reliable, scalable, and manageable solutions to effectively run their big data analytics workloads. In addition, Red Hat announced that the company will contribute its Red Hat Storage Hadoop plug-in to the Apache Hadoop open community to transform Red Hat Storage into a fully-supported, Hadoop-compatible file system for big data environments, and that Red Hat is building a robust network of ecosystem and enterprise integration partners to deliver comprehensive big data solutions to enterprise customers. This is another example of Red Hat’s strategic commitment to big data customers and its continuing efforts to provide them with enterprise solutions through community-driven innovation.
Red Hat big data infrastructure and application platforms are ideally suited for enterprises leveraging the open hybrid cloud environment. Red Hat is working with the open cloud community to support big data customers. Many enterprises worldwide use public cloud infrastructure, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), for the development, proof-of-concept, and pre-production phases of their big data projects. The workloads are then moved to their private clouds to scale up the analytics with the larger data set. An open hybrid cloud environment enables enterprises to transfer workloads from the public cloud into their private cloud without the need to re-tool their applications. Red Hat is actively engaged in the open cloud community through projects like OpenStack and OpenShift Origin to help meet these enterprise big data expectations both today and in the future.
Today, there are several Red Hat solutions available to effectively manage enterprise big data workloads. Focused on three primary areas, Red Hat’s big data direction includes extending its product portfolio to deliver enhanced enterprise-class infrastructure solutions and application platforms, and partnering with leading big data analytics vendors and integrators.
Red Hat’s Big Data Infrastructure Solutions
Red Hat Enterprise Linux – According to the Jan. 2012 The Linux Foundation Enterprise Linux User Report, the majority of big data implementations run on Linux and as the leading provider of commercial Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a leading platform for big data deployments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux excels in distributed architectures and includes features that address critical big data needs. Managing tremendous data volumes and intensive analytic processing requires an infrastructure designed for high performance, reliability, fine-grained resource management, and scale-out storage. Red Hat Enterprise Linux addresses these challenges while adding the ability to develop, integrate, and secure big data applications reliably and scale easily to keep up with the pace that data is generated, analyzed, or transferred. This can be accomplished in the cloud, making it easier to store, aggregate, normalize, and integrate data from sources across multiple platforms, whether they are deployed as physical, virtual, or cloud-based resources.
Announced today, Red Hat intends to make its Hadoop plug-in for Red Hat Storage available to the Hadoop community later this year. Currently in technology preview, the Red Hat Storage Apache Hadoop plug-in provides a new storage option for enterprise Hadoop deployments that delivers enterprise storage features while maintaining the API compatibility and local data access the Hadoop community expects. Red Hat Storage brings enterprise-class features to big data environments, such as Geo replication, High Availability, POSIX compliance, disaster recovery, and management, without compromising API compatibility and data locality. Customers now have a unified data and scale out storage software platform to accommodate files and objects deployed across physical, virtual, public and hybrid cloud resources.
Red Hat’s Big Data Application and Integration Platforms
Big Data Partnerships
“Red Hat is uniquely positioned to excel in enterprise big data solutions, a market that IDC expects to grow from $6 billion in 2011 to $23.8 billion in 2016," said Ashish Nadkarni, research director of Storage Systems and co-lead of the Big Data Global Overview at IDC. "Red Hat is one of the very few infrastructure providers that can deliver a comprehensive big data solution because of the breadth of its infrastructure solutions and application platforms for on-premises or cloud delivery models. As a leading contributor to open source communities developing essential technologies for the big data IT stack – from Linux to OpenStack Origin and Gluster – Red Hat will continue to play a pivotal role in in Big Data.”
During today’s press webcast at 11:30 a.m. ET, Red Hat will provide more information on its big data direction and technologies. A live question and answer session will follow the presentation by Rangachari. Questions can be submitted directly via the webcast platform, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted through Twitter via the hashtag #redhat. To register for this press webcast or view the replay, please visit here.
About Red Hat, Inc.
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