Four new Dell appliances are designed, among other things, to accelerate database and Hadoop environments. In addition, the combination of hardware and infrastructure components as well as enterprise applications ensures a faster implementation.
Dell has introduced four appliances designed to accelerate, among other things, database and Hadoop environments. The Group has entered into a cooperation with Oracle, Cloudera and Nutanix. Dell says the combination of hardware and infrastructure components and enterprise applications enables faster implementation and simplified application management with high performance and fast response times.
Dell plans to launch four new application acceleration appliances in the second half of the year (Image: Dell).Dell’s Acceleration Appliance for Databases is a preconfigured and integrated solution for optimizing database performance. Among other things, it offers support for MySQL, Sybase, Microsoft SQL and MongoDB. The base of the appliance is Fusion-io’s PowerEdge servers, Dell storage and networking products and technologies for application acceleration.
Dell has partnered with Oracle to develop the Integrated Systems for Oracle 12c Database appliance specifically for Oracle 12c database environments. Businesses get help with migration to Oracle 12c with the appliance. It also optimizes the performance of the databases. The package includes Dell infrastructure, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Fusion applications. Dell says it eliminates the need for expensive hardware integration and fine-tuning of application-side applications.
Dell announced the third appliance to be the “In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise”. It is designed for application acceleration in Hadoop environments. Dell has built its own hardware with Intel chipsets and the platform Cloudera Enterprise (Data Hub Edition including Apache Spark). Thus, a simple management and high compatibility with existing data center environments should be possible. With ScaleMP’s Versatile SMP Architecture ( vSMP ), multiple x86 servers can be combined into a single virtual machine. This can provide large memory pools for in-memory processing.
In addition, the appliance is scalable. The Enterprise Data Hub also allows you to store and analyze large amounts of data and different types of data in their original format. The goal of the appliance is to simplify and accelerate the exploitation of big data in typically complex Hadoop clusters. For companies, there are several preconfigured variants to choose from.
During the second half of 2014, Acceleration Appliance for Databases, Integrated Systems for Oracle 12c Database, and In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise products are expected to be available. In the fourth quarter, Dell also plans to make new software-defined storage solutions available. These include Nutanix’s “XC Web-Scale Converged Appliances”, which supports all popular virtualization hypervisors (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM). They combine computing power, storage space and network in one housing. The manufacturer promises fast implementation, easy administration and requirement-based scaling.