Kognitio Introduces WX2 Appliance Range With Unparalleled Performance, Scalability

Data warehousing pioneer brings WX2 Appliance to market in four flavors: WX2 -16, WX2 -32, WX2 -64, WX2 -64/2

Nov 08, 2010, 08:30 ET from Kognitio

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The company that delivered the first data warehouse appliance has done it again.  Kognitio® today announced the immediate availability of a new line of mission-ready data warehouse appliances, specifically designed to meet the emerging need of the most intensive Big Data applications.  The announcement was made today at the beginning of The Data Warehousing Institute's World Conference, being held in Orlando.

The WX2 Appliance, with Kognitio's WX2  in-memory analytic database at its core, comes in four configurations, ranging from 16 servers operating in parallel up to 64, with the ability to offer 75 terabytes of storage and pin up to 16 terabytes of information in memory.  

Each WX2 Appliance is capable of delivering blazingly fast throughput, enabling companies to crunch through massive amounts of data in a fraction of the time required by competing solutions.  The WX2 Appliance is the ideal solutions for companies deploying OLAP, business intelligence, data warehousing, analytics, mixed workloads and high concurrency usage.

More importantly, Kognitio's data warehouse appliances, built on industry-standard hardware from leading vendors, are available at a price of less than half that of competing solutions, delivering lower initial and ongoing support costs.  This allows companies to rapidly deploy them more quickly, gaining the insights they need.  Adding additional appliances to a configuration enables a direct corresponding increase in the power to analyze multiple terabytes of data, with no degradation in processing capability.  Multiple appliances can be linked together to build bigger systems with ease.

"Kognitio has a demonstrated track record of providing a full range of solutions that help companies better understand their data," said Shawn Rogers, Vice President of Research, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing at Enterprise Management Associates.  "Companies seeking a dedicated solution increasingly don't have the time, the money or the personnel traditionally required to configure and implement a full data warehouse deployment.  The line of WX2  Appliances also enables companies to seamlessly add additional capacity as their analytics needs grow; this is a significant benefit in terms of time, money and results."

The four WX2 appliances come in the following sizes:





75 TB capacity

75 TB capacity

38.4 TB capacity

19.2 TB capacity





64 servers

64 servers

32 servers

16 servers

1536 cores

1024 cores

512 cores

256 cores

Kognitio has a long history of consistently delivering innovation in data warehousing to its clients worldwide, with features that have become standard in today's market.  It was the first company to offer multi-parallel processing (MPP), the first company to deliver a data warehousing appliance, and the first firm to offer business intelligence as a service.  Today, Kognitio gives its customers the industry's widest range of deployment options, ranging from traditional software licensing to Data Warehousing as a Service (DaaS). Pricing for the Kognitio WX2 Appliance begins at $29,000 per terabyte.

"While there have been several recent announcements by other vendors offering appliances, we see the WX2  Appliance as a direct competitor to them," said Roger Llewellyn, Kognitio's Chief Executive Officer.  "The WX2 Appliance runs at speeds of 10X faster and is more scalable and flexible when compared to the new line of appliances that use rarified and specialized hardware and claim to be ultimate solution for analytical and transactional processing.  Only our new line of WX2 Appliances couple speed with lower cost of purchase and operation, and give customers the solutions needed to analyze Big Data at a price and performance that fits."

More information can be found at www.kognitio.com/dwa.

About Kognitio

Kognitio is an innovative, technology-rich company, providing leading-edge solutions to business problems that require the acquisition, rationalization and analysis of large or complex data.  Kognitio is a 2010 and 2009 winner of the "Vision Award for Business Impact" from the B-EYE-Network, a TechTarget company. WX2, a 2008 SearchDataManagement.com "Product of the Year," is the industry's fastest and most scalable analytical database on the market, giving firms the ability to turn their raw data into valuable business insight fast, and empowering its customers to realize comprehensive answers to critical business questions.

Globally headquartered in Bracknell, UK, with North American headquarters in Chicago and offices in New York, Kognitio delivers competitive advantage to its clients across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, financial services and utilities.  More information is available by phone at 312.268.5725 and at www.kognitio.com

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