LAS VEGAS: EMC has unveiled a software update which the company hopes will extend its Isilon storage platform further into the big data market.
The company said that the OneFS 'Mavericks' OS would aim to bring big data components for practical use in the enterprise IT space.
Slated for release in the second half of the year, the Mavericks release will combine traditional scale-out big data components with tools to manage security, interoperability and compliance issues.
EMC Isilon storage division president Sujal Patel told reporters that the Mavericks build would seek to bring big data characteristics in a package which can be used within the enterprise IT environment.
"The world of big data that Isilon grew up with is merging with the world of enterprise IT," he declared.
"This is really about bringing together the characteristics of big data with the traditional requirements of IT."
The unveiling of Mavericks comes as EMC undertakes a massive product refresh which will see some 42 new products lined up in areas such as large-scale storage management and data analysis.
The company has also introduced new additions to its unified storage appliances, including the entry-level VNXe 3150 system. The VNXe 3150 will support up to 100 storage drives and will utilise a mixture of hard disk and solid-state Flash drives.
Rich Napolitano, president of EMC's unified storage business, said that the company was mixing solid state with hard drive storage in an effort to improve storage hardware performance while still managing to keep costs down.
"Flash is a big part of our value proposition," he explained. "If you use five per cent flash in your system, you can still drive 70 to 80 per cent of your I/O through Flash."
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