At the Dell User Forum 2014, the enterprise IT vendor has introduced new enterprise appliances and integrated systems in association with several key partners.
Dell introduced the Dell Acceleration Appliance for Databases, a pre-integrated appliance to accelerate database environments including MySQL, Sybase, Microsoft SQL and MongoDB.
This solution includes Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell Storage and Dell Networking, with application acceleration technology from Fusion-io to improve database performance, enabling customers to respond to business needs.
Dell is shipping Fluid Cache for SAN, which improves application performance and reduces response times for workloads that require high levels of concurrent usage.
In addition, Dell announced a purpose-built appliance for Oracle 12c database deployments. The Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle 12c Database appliance helps customers migrate to and accelerate current Oracle 12c environments.
Customers can quickly stand up new Oracle database deployments with a high-performance appliance that meets their database management needs today, and can easily scale in the future.
Dell in association with Cloudera and Intel will launch new Dell In-Memory Appliances for Cloudera Enterprise aimed at accelerating Hadoop deployments. The market for Hadoop is expected to grow to $50.2 billion by 20202, a compound annual growth rate of nearly 60 percent.
The appliances will bundle Dell technology with Cloudera Enterprise (Data Hub Edition including Apache Spark), and Intel’s chipset, to help organizations capitalize on data analysis.
Dell In-Memory Appliances for Cloudera Enterprise simplify and speed up otherwise complex Hadoop cluster deployments, enabling customers to gain critical business insights faster. The Dell In-Memory Appliances for Cloudera Enterprise will be available in pre-sized, pre-configured options so customers can choose and quickly deploy the version that is right for their deployment.
Dell plans to deliver the Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances powered by Nutanix. With the announcement, Dell extends its software defined storage portfolio with plans to offer customers a new series of appliances, which combine compute, storage and networking into a single offering.