Feeds

IBM takes on Oracle with PureData appliances

'Watch out, Larry, here we come'

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

Rebadging Netezza warehouses and Smartie boxes

The PureData brand is also being slapped on some existing appliances that IBM has crafted for running analytics workloads, called Smart Analytics Systems or Smarties here at El Reg, as well as on the data warehouse appliances based on IBM blade servers that Big Blue got its hands on when it acquired Netezza back in September 2010.

The rebadged Smartie box is a cluster based on IBM's Power7-based Power 740 servers running AIX and DB2 10, InfoSphere Warehouse 10, and Cognos 8 analytics, while the rebadged Netezza box still uses the TwinFin architecture that marries x86 blade server with blades with special FPGA's designed to compress and decompress data on storage arrays and pre-chew it for database servers running on those x86 blades. (This is similar to what Oracle has done with the Exadata machines.)

You will recognize the PureData System for Operational Analytics A1791 as the Smartie 7700, and the PureData System for Analytics N1001 as the Netezza 1000. PureData A1791 and PureData N1001 are reasonably short names we might remember. "The first is good at doing thousands of queries per second," explains Kopp, "while the latter is good at doing big and complex queries in seconds."

These two rebadged appliances will be available on October 26 as well, including integration with the Flex System Manager and the "expert integration" templating system that is part of the PureApplication systems. And with that funky new rack that the PureData T1500 comes in, too.

IBM did not launch a PureData machine expressly to run its BigInsights variant of the Hadoop data muncher, but obviously it could whip up such a product in pretty short order. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps
Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up
Big Blue's big super's big appetite for big data in big clouds for big analytics
Seagate's triple-headed Cerberus could SAVE the DISK WORLD
... and possibly bring us even more HAMR time. Yay!
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.