Delivering Innovation with Object-Based Analytics

Learn more about our collaboration which allows for cloud innovation on-premises, greater operational flexibility and efficiency, and scale infrastructure resources.
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As analytic workloads continue to grow, more pressure is placed on data teams to build an effective data strategy.

One large financial customer of ours is challenging their data teams to help fight false-positive card declines, which according to Javelin Research costs issuers and merchants over $118B. However, ensuring fraud prevention while cutting down on the false positives can be a fine line to walk. The key to solving this problem with an analytics model is to start with the data.

At Dell Technologies, we have helped our customers work through these challenges for many years, from building fraud detection to enabling life-saving healthcare. We understand that getting the data strategy right can help teams build models to solve their real-world problems. Dell Technologies has engaged in joint engineering and validation efforts to bring our leading distributed object storage product Dell ECS to integrate industry leaders in the Analytics space.

Today we are happy to announce a collaboration with unified analytics warehousing leader Vertica, which will allow our customers to deliver cloud innovation on-premises, greater operational flexibility and efficiency, and scale infrastructure resources independently. Working with Vertica will allow our joint analytics customers to deliver flexible and efficient architecture by separating computer and storage.

Collaborating on Object-Based Analytics with Vertica

Vertica is a unified analytics warehouse built to deliver blazing-fast query performance regardless of scale or concurrency requirements. It is a highly scalable analytical database that works well in many deployment situations – on-premises, on top of a Hadoop or S3 data lake, and in any public clouds. Vertica features powerful SQL-based analytics, time-series, geospatial, and in-database machine learning capabilities. Vertica removes typical barriers to analytics for some of the world’s most prominent data-centric organizations.

Vertica in Eon mode decouples compute from storage to give customers the benefits of cloud architecture for analytic workloads. Previously only available in the public clouds, Vertica now offers Eon Mode with superior on-premises object storage solutions.

“Our customers trust us to provide the greatest freedom in how they consume the highest performance analytics – flexibility for the broadest deployment options, whether it’s deploying Vertica on any major public cloud or on-premises with more leading object storage options,” said Colin Mahony, senior vice president and general manager of Vertica.

Help Data Teams Solve Real World Problem

Data Teams can begin taking advantage of our joint collaboration today. Today’s announcement allows customers to:

  • Vertica in EON Mode for Dell ECS delivers cloud innovation on-premises.
  • Separate compute and storage with ECS + Vertica EON Mode for delivering operations flexibility and efficiency.
  • Scale infrastructure resources independently. Storage can grow without adding expensive compute, and compute can be scaled up or down with variable or intermittent workloads.

Vertica in Eon Mode for Dell ECS gives companies a consistent platform for analytics across all of their environments, whether their data resides in the cloud or on-premises, or in a hybrid architecture. Check this white paper to learn about the technologies and environment used to confirm compatibility between Vertica in Eon Mode and Dell ECS platform.

About the Author: John Shirley

John Shirley is Vice President of Product Management for Dell Technologies' Unstructured Data Solutions (UDS) covering all file, object, and streaming data across the Enterprise Storage portfolio. Covering products such as PowerScale, ECS, ObjectScale, DataIQ, and Streaming Data Platform. He has over 15 years of Product Management and Product Strategy experience with data storage companies including Seagate, Symantec (Veritas) and Dell EMC. In previous roles at Dell he led Product Management for Compellent, EqualLogic and Hyper-converged infrastructure. John holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
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