Cray to Leverage Intel Hadoop Distro for Big Data Play in the Enterprise

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Today Cray announced a Big Data solution combining the newly announced Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software with the Cray Xtreme line of supercomputers. And If you were wondering what Cray had in mind for its acquisition of Appro last year, this announcement may be showing the way. According to the company, the new offering will add to Cray’s portfolio of Big Data solutions and give customers the ability to leverage the fusion of HPC and Big Data.

Cray has enabled customers to achieve modeling and simulation at the highest scale possible, and we are excited to work with Intel to provide dramatic new levels of data assimilation combined with modeling and simulation – driving the analytics needed for knowledge discovery and optimal decision making,” said Bill Blake, senior vice president and CTO of Cray. “The new features added to the Intel Distribution, such as greater security, improved real-time handling of sensor data, and improved performance throughout the storage hierarchy will benefit Cray’s traditional customers in big science and supercomputing, in addition to new commercial customers who need the combination of supercomputing capabilities and an enterprise-strength approach to Big Data.”

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In related news, Intel rolled out its own Distribution for Apache Hadoop software this morning. You can watch the launch event over at insideBigData.