Whether Your Big Data Stream is a Rapid, River or Lake, Kognitio Announces a Data Warehouse Appliance to Handle It

Jun 29, 2011, 09:00 ET from Kognitio

CHICAGO, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Because no two companies' Big Data problems are exactly alike, Kognitio today launched a family of Data Warehouse Appliances that let companies choose a model best suited to their specific data analysis speed and volume needs.

The three new Appliance varieties – Rapids, Rivers and Lakes – take their names from water bodies since they are apt metaphors for the variety of performance and capacity choices that customers weigh.

  • Rapids is Kognitio's high-performance in-memory database appliance designed for the ultimate in high-speed analytic applications.
  • Rivers is for companies with medium-capacity data applications that require good performance and reasonable cost.
  • Lakes is a low-cost, high-capacity appliance designed for companies with very large data volumes, but who have simple reporting requirements.

"We're taking the mystery and complexity out of choosing a Data Warehouse Appliance," said Roger Llewellyn, CEO and president, Kognitio. "Customers shouldn't be constrained by one-size-fits-all products, nor should they have to over-spend for performance or capacity they don't need. Similarly, if the needs of a customer call for a high performance in-memory analytical platform, they now have access to the right solution. In summary, our new family of Data Warehouse Appliances helps customers strike a balance and select a model that fits just right."  

The Kognitio Rapids, Rivers and Lakes Appliances combine the price/performance of Intel-based processors and other industry-standard hardware with the Kognitio WX2 analytic database in a single cabinet, complete with software, servers and storage. They are built to scale and analyze terabytes of data quickly and easily. Some customers of WX2 Appliances have provisioned fully functional data warehouses in several hours, compared to the months or more that is typically required of competitive products.

Appliance details

Each Appliance model is comprised of a module containing a tailored blend of data memory, server cores and disk specifications, with licensing on a data volume basis.

The Kognitio Rapids Appliance is designed for extremely fast analysis on massive amounts of data. It can run even the most complex queries in seconds. It uses in-memory database performance to eliminate disk bottleneck problems, so users can perform high-speed analytics even when the data volumes are in use by many concurrent users simultaneously.

Rivers provides a balance between performance and cost. Some queries run from RAM, while less demanding queries are analyzed from disk-based data at conventional speeds. The Appliance is ideal for companies with a mixed analytic workload environment who need good, consistent performance, with the ability to support the occasional power user.

The Lakes Appliance is designed for users who need to run complex queries against very large data sets, but who need low cost and easy administration more than they need ultra fast performance. It delivers conventional disk-based performance levels on many terabytes of data.

The new Kognitio Appliance models meet the needs of Big Data applications, including data warehousing, online analytical processing (OLAP), business intelligence (BI), and descriptive/predictive analytics.

Powered by WX2, the Appliances scale automatically as data volumes continue to grow. Consequently, users don't get stuck with expensive "fork-lift" upgrades when they outgrow an Appliance. The solution scales easily, either one server at a time or in manageable modules to increase performance and capacity.

The Kognitio Rapids, Rivers and Lakes Data Warehouse Appliances are available immediately and pricing starts as low as $11,000 per TB.

About Kognitio

Kognitio is a long-standing innovator in the data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics markets. The company has pioneered many of the technologies now employed by state-of-the-art data warehouse/BI systems including the industry's first in-memory analytic database, data warehouse appliance, MPP shared-nothing database, and Data Warehousing as a Service (DaaS) cloud-based solution. Kognitio's award-winning WX2 product is the industry's fastest and most scalable analytic database, enabling firms to turn massive amounts of raw, complex data into valuable insight to solve their most urgent business problems. Its clients span many industries including market research, consumer packaged goods, retail, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, gaming, media and utilities. Kognitio is headquartered in Chicago and Bracknell, UK with offices in New York, Raleigh, Minneapolis and other U.S. cities. More information is available at www.kognitio.com, on Twitter at @kognitio and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kognitio.

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