GridIron Systems and Zettaset Collaborate to Accelerate Time-to-Deployment for High Performance Hadoop Installations

GridIron’s OneAppliance iNode and Zettaset’s Orchestrator™ Big Data platform combine to create a reference architecture focused on performance, simplicity, and efficiency for large-scale Hadoop users.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, August 28, 2012 – GridIron® Systems, a pioneer in Big Data acceleration, today announced that it is collaborating with Big Data software innovator, Zettaset, to develop a reference architecture for virtual Hadoop clusters utilizing Flash to improve the efficiency of inter-node communications. The reference architecture provides Hadoop users with an efficient, pre-configured alternative to building and configuring racks of servers, storage, and software for large-scale deployments.

“Hadoop is the great enabler for complex analytics that require the aggregation of huge amounts of data from many sources,” said Jim Vogt, CEO at Zettaset. “However, as Hadoop clusters continue to grow, they can suffer from performance degradation. Zettaset has worked closely with GridIron to build a powerful infrastructure platform that combines high density and high performance in a single powerful package. Users can now concentrate on building business value from their data and not worry about the underlying platform.”

The virtual Hadoop cluster architecture integrates the Zettaset Orchestrator software with the GridIron OneAppliance iNode. Orchestrator optimizes the performance, security, and health of Hadoop. iNode provides the high-performance compute, storage, and high-bandwidth connectivity Hadoop requires in a Big Data appliance. Both iNode and Orchestrator support virtualization, so users can quickly and easily adapt the platform to meet their specific business needs.

The GridIron OneAppliance iNode integrates high-performance computing with engineered high-bandwidth Flash data storage to deliver the industry’s first all-Flash ultra-high bandwidth Big Data appliance. It’s the highest performance server Flash system available in the industry today. This revolutionary approach breaks through the imbalance of current server-Flash solutions by providing unprecedented scale and bandwidth to meet the demands of multi-core servers. The iNode is a single 10-rack unit system that can simplify and consolidate sprawling clusters of storage and servers without sacrificing performance.

The Zettaset Orchestrator Big Data platform accelerates time to value with an enterprise-ready solution which has been hardened to achieve higher levels of performance, security, and availability. Orchestrator’s automated approach enables Hadoop clusters to be operational within hours, reduces unnecessary dependencies on professional services, and dramatically lowers IT expenses. Orchestrator also has the flexibility to work with any of the major Hadoop distributions currently available.

“This new reference architecture solves key Big Data challenges, such as time pressure, resource availability and cost-efficiency” said Som Sikdar, CTO at GridIron Systems. “Together with Zettaset, we can provide a pre-configured Hadoop-cluster-in-a-box that is a better value option than a DIY build. Because the high-bandwidth iNode uses Flash in a way that is optimized for Big Data environments and virtualization, there is an immediate reduction in power and data center footprint.”

About GridIron Systems
GridIron Systems is a Big Data Acceleration company based in Sunnyvale, California. Formed by a team of networking, storage, and SAN innovators, it has focused on bringing the benefits of new technologies like solid-state disk to improve data center performance and costs with the least amount of operational disruption. GridIron has 24 patents pending in areas related to Big Data storage, access-behavior analysis, and management. GridIron offers the most comprehensive solutions to speed up multi-terabyte databases including clustered and virtualized environments at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. Additional information is available at www.gridironsystems.com. Follow GridIron on Twitter: @gridironsystems and blog: www.bigdatafasttracked.com.

About Zettaset
Zettaset is a Big Data software innovator that automates Hadoop installation and Big Data management with an enterprise-ready solution. The Zettaset Orchestrator Big Data platform delivers high-performance and security, with zero points of failure across all Hadoop services. Zettaset provides greater stability within Hadoop while delivering faster time to value for the enterprise, yielding measurable productivity and cost efficiency benefits.
For more information, visit www.zettaset.com.

GridIron, OneAppliance, RackPack, iNode, FlashCube, TurboCharger, and Set-Ranking are registered or claimed trademarks of GridIron Systems, Inc. Zettaset and Orchestrator are registered or claimed trademarks of Zettaset, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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alex@methodcommunications.com

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