Colfax recently unveiled the joint demonstration of a high-performance Hadoop appliance over Mellanox’s (News - Alert) end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution. Now, the Colfax Hadoop appliance is ready to serve the big data market.
Developed on cutting-edge technology, Colfax’s Hadoop appliance provides users with the best-in-class performance and ease of use in one consolidated solution. Equipped with Intel (News - Alert) Xeon E5 processor-based servers and Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand, this Hadoop appliance provides highest performance analytical tools based on the Apache Hadoop framework.
Mellanox’s Unstructured Data Accelerator (UDA) enhances the Hadoop appliance performance by nearly 50 percent. It provides data analysts with near real-time processing power.
Gautam Shah, CEO of Colfax International, said in a statement, “Colfax Hadoop appliance will help customers overcome the perception that the big data analytics technology is hard to deploy and achieve business value, with an ideal balance of performance, scalability and price, the Colfax Hadoop appliance enables organizations to overcome the barriers to big data analytics, providing a perfect platform to extract the most value from their data.”
Colfax Hadoop appliance has come up with various features, including unparalleled analytics performance, leverages RDMA-based interconnect for higher CPU utilization and scales to multiple racks while maintaining linear performance growth. UDA has also brought RDMA capabilities into the Hadoop framework that provide efficient data transfer and lower CPU overhead. The UDA package is an open-source plug-in tool to the Apache Hadoop Map Reduce frame work.
Gilad Shainer, VP, Market Development at Mellanox Technologies said, “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Colfax and bring Mellanox's InfiniBand performance benefits to the Hadoop and big data market. Using high bandwidth, low latency, InfiniBand brings new capabilities to contemporary analytics applications.”
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey