HP made some announcements today regarding ‘unleashing the power of big data’ and their record achievements with backup performance via HP StoreOnce, both interesting announcements covering specific initiatives and innovations to help with the growth of data, its backup and analysis areas of increasing significance.
The first announcement then:‘HP Unleashes the Power of Big Data’
This is in regards to HP building upon industry standards based around Apache-Hadoop using the best of existing HP technologies including Autonomy, Vertica and their latest Converged Infrastructure platforms to deliver enterprise ready platforms with scalability and performance in mind, with a consistent focus on openness, further innovating the reference architecture and working with partners to deliver scalable industry standard and platform leading offerings.
The second announcement then: ‘HP Achieves Record Backup Performance of 100 TB/hour with HP StoreOnce’
HP are further enhancing to improve performance and scale, not only in backup performance (which now reaches up to 100TB per hour for backups and 40TB for restores). This combined with the HP StoreOnce offering which delivers deduplicate once and replicate anywhere through their StoreOnce Catalyst further enhancing their multiple site and cascade replication costs. Included as part of this announcement is their Data Protector 7 software which allows integration with Symantec NetBackup or Symantec Backup Exec to manage your backups through a single interface further reducing administration and support overhead
It’s great to see their continued innovation of the HP StoreOnce platform and I suspect it is something we are going to hear more about, especially as we are able to capitalize on the use of Autonomy to not only search and selectively backup data, but be able to recall data based on search parameters, of related content rather than date or timestamps, volumes or folders. The Apache Hadoop announcement is interesting for a number of reasons, it is something that a few colleagues had mentioned that I should be aware of in the data analysis field simply as volumes of data and requirements for analysis increase. That HP are looking to provide an enterprise grade offering combining not only the best of an open framework but to further the innovation and development of the framework, whilst providing an optimized set of infrastructure components from the Converged Infrastructure to offer industry leading performance, scalability and administration or support.