SGI is partnering with database vendor MarkLogic to develop a bundled server offering designed for big data analytical tasks.
The companies said that the made-to-order systems would combine the SGI server hardware with the MarkLogic NoSQL database software platform.
The bundled systems will be offered in quarter, half and full rack sizes and are slated to start shipping the fourth quarter of the year.
Bill Mannel, vice president of product marketing at SGI, told V3 that the company is looking to produce a different type of big data system than what is currently on the market.
While many firms are looking to take on and analyse unstructured data, Mannel said that the systems will deliver the ability to quickly and efficiently analyse data hosted outside of the conventional database.
"We are talking about taking a different approach," he said. "And that is using our big data in the way it comes to us."
Mannel said that in addition to the MarkLogic software, the servers will ship with the SGI Foundation and Management Center software. Additionally, he said that SGI will handle support operations and consult directly with MarkLogic when necessary.
For MarkLogic, the partnership with SGI and focus on real-time analytics was a natural fit for the way the company approaches the market.
"Big data comes along and we can look at that and say its a vertical description of what we have been doing, we just do it more in real-time and more active." he explained.
"The fundamental thing that is different is we don't make you wait for your answers, so much of big data is back room, work overnight and give you an answer later."
The news comes as the business space is scrambling to accommodate the rise of unstructured data analytics. Last week it was reported that there is a growing need for IT professionals with the skills to understand and use the number of large data sets being collected by firms.
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