Hitachi Data Systems launches next generation platform for big data deployment

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., has announced the launch of its next generation Hitachi Hyper Scale-Out Platform (HSP), a sophisticated, software-defined, hyper-converged platform for big data deployments.

HSP offers a software-defined architecture to centralise and support easy storing and processing of these large datasets with high availability, simplified management and a pay-as-you-grow model.

HSP, which comes as a fully configured, turnkey appliance, takes hours instead of months to install and support production workloads, and simplifies creation of an elastic data lake that helps customers easily integrate disparate datasets and run advanced analytic workloads.

“Modern enterprises must merge their IT and OT environments to extend the value of their investments. HSP is a perfect solution to accelerate and simplify IT/OT integration and increase the time to insight and business value of their big data deployments,” said Michael Haddad, BI Architect at Praxis, the South African Pentaho partner and systems integrator.

He added, “The HSP-Pentaho appliance gives customers an affordable, enterprise-class option to unify all their disparate datasets and workloads—including legacy applications and data warehouses—via a modern, scalable and hyper-converged platform that eliminates complexity. We’re pleased to be working with HDS to deliver a simplified solution that combines compute, analytics and data management functions in a plug-and-play, future-ready architecture.”

HSP’s scale-out architecture provides simplified, scalable and enterprise-ready infrastructure for big data.

The architecture also includes a centralized, easy-to-use user interface to automate the deployment and management of virtualized environments for leading open source big data frameworks, including Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and commercial open source stacks like the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).

The next-generation HSP system offers native integration with Pentaho Enterprise Platform to give customers complete control of the analytic data pipeline and enterprise-grade features such as big data lineage, life cycle management and enhanced information security.

The powerful combination of technologies in the next-generation HSP appliance was designed to accelerate time to business insight and deliver rapid return on investment (ROI), while simplifying the integration of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) – a strategic imperative for modern, data-driven enterprises.

With HSP, Hitachi continues to deliver on the promise of the software-defined data centre to simplify the delivery of IT services. While its initial focus is on big data analytics use cases, the company’s long-term direction for HSP is to deliver best-in-class total cost of ownership (TCO) for a variety of IT workloads.

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