Pivotal Brings In-Memory Data Processing to Hadoop with Pivotal HD 1.1 and Pivotal GemFire XD Pivotal Adds In-memory Real-time Transaction Processing for Closed-loop Analytics and Online Applications

SINGAPORE and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 

Summary

  • Pivotal today announced that it is bringing an in-memory transactional store to Hadoop with Pivotal GemFire XD that is tightly integrated with Pivotal HD, a commercially supported distribution of the Apache Hadoop stack.
  • Available on November 1, 2013, as Pivotal HD 1.1, the offering comes as a read-write store allowing customers to build real time OLTP applications at cloud scale on top of Pivotal HD using Pivotal GemFire XD technology.
  • This offering makes it the industry's first platform for closed loop analytics: Pivotal GemFire XD combines with HAWQ, which adds SQL's expressive power to Hadoop to provide the industry's first production quality platform for creating closed loop analytics solutions that combine OLTP and OLAP, using Hadoop as the common storage substrate.
  • The announcement of Pivotal HD 1.1 with GemFire XD comes just three weeks in advance of the highly anticipated launch of Pivotal's revolutionary Enterprise PaaS on November 12, 2013. Registration for the launch can be found at www.gopivotal.com/ThePlatform.

Pivotal, the company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, today announced that it is bringing an in-memory transactional store to Hadoop with Pivotal™ GemFire™ XD that is tightly integrated with Pivotal™ HD, a commercially supported distribution of the Apache Hadoop stack.

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Pivotal HD 1.1 with GemFire XD provides a read-write store allowing customers to build real-time OLTP applications at cloud scale on top of Hadoop. In Pivotal HD Enterprise, Pivotal GemFire XD in-memory data service combines with the Pivotal™ HAWQ™ query engine, which adds SQL's expressive power to Hadoop to provide the industry's first production quality platform for creating closed loop analytics solutions that combine OLTP and OLAP, using Hadoop as the common storage substrate. The Pivotal GemFire XD product brings to Hadoop the enterprise-tested GemFire technology that powers some of the most mission critical data-driven applications available, including financial services, federal government, logistics and eCommerce portals.

Businesses today need to take in a huge amount of data from varied sources, process it immediately, and use it to make critical business decisions. Failing to act on data in real-time can lead to lost sales, oversupply of inventory, and missed windows of opportunity that can threaten the very survival of the business. This trend is even more pronounced as the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) becomes the data substrate for the next generation of data infrastructures. Already a set of integrated, enterprise-scale services are evolving on top of HDFS – stream ingestion, analytical processing, and transactional serving. Pivotal GemFire XD marries a SQL in-memory data grid with Hadoop to offer high scale and makes it suitable for operational environments. When combined with Pivotal HD and HAWQ technology, enterprises can act and react in ways not achievable with traditional or existing solutions.

By combining the real day-to-day events of a business with the analytics systems that monitor business behavior, customers can act prescriptively to events while they are happening, or even predict events before they happen. 

Availability and Pricing
Pivotal HD 1.1 with Pivotal GemFire XD is expected to available on November 1, 2013. More at http://www.gopivotal.com/pivotal-products/data/pivotal-hd.

Executive Quotes

Josh Khlar, Vice President, Product Management, Pivotal

"Enterprise customers are asking for the ability to correlate and leverage data across batch data warehouses, Hadoop file systems and transaction databases in real time. With Pivotal HD and GemFire XD, we are bringing them proven advanced data technologies to begin leveraging existing systems and common languages in entirely new ways."

About Pivotal
Pivotal, committed to open source and open standards, is a leading provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. Pivotal's revolutionary Enterprise PaaS product, powered by Cloud Foundry, will be available in Q4 2013. Learn more at www.gopivotal.com. Follow Pivotal on Twitter @gopivotal, LinkedIn, and G+.

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