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Intel Expands Software Portfolio for Big Data Solutions

New Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre* Software Designed to Simplify Big Data Management, Storage


  • Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre* software helps simplify configuration, monitoring, management and storage of high volumes of data.
  • With Intel® Manager for Lustre* software, Intel is able to extend the reach of Lustre into new markets such as financial services, data analytics, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas.
  • When combined with the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software, Hadoop users can access Lustre data files directly, saving time and resources.
  • New software offering furthers Intel’s commitment to drive new levels of performance and features through continuing contributions the open source community.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June. 12, 2013 – The amount of available data is growing at exponential rates and there is an ever-increasing need to move, process and store it to help solve the world’s most important and demanding problems. Accelerating the implementation of big data solutions, Intel Corporation announced the Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre* software to make performance-based storage solutions easier to deploy and manage.

Businesses and organizations of all sizes are increasingly turning to high-performance computing (HPC) technologies to store and process big data workloads due to its performance and scalability advantages. Lustre is an open source parallel distributed file system and key storage technology that ties together data and enables extremely fast access. Lustre has become the popular choice for storage in HPC environments for its ability to support tens of thousands of client systems and tens of petabytes of storage with access speeds well over 1 terabyte per second. That is the equivalent to downloading all “Star Wars”* and all “Star Trek”* movies and television shows in Blu-Ray* format in one-quarter of a second.

“Enterprise users are looking for cost-effective and scalable tools to efficiently manage and quickly access large volumes of data to turn valuable information into actionable insight,” said Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter Software Division. “The addition of the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre to our big data software portfolio will help make it easier and more affordable for businesses to move, store and process data quickly and efficiently.”

The Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software is a validated and supported distribution of Lustre featuring management tools as well as a new adaptor for the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop*. This new offering provides enterprise-class reliability and performance to take full advantage of storage environments with worldwide service, support, training and development provided experienced Lustre engineers at Intel.

The Intel® Manager for Lustre provides a consistent view of what is happening inside the storage system regardless of where the data is stored or what type of hardware is used. This tool enables IT administrators to easily manage tasks and reporting, provides real-time system monitoring as well as the ability to quickly troubleshoot. IT departments are also able to streamline management, shorten the learning curve and lower operational expenses resulting in time and resource savings, better risk mitigation and improved business decision-making.

When paired with the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop, the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software allows Hadoop to be run on top of Lustre, significantly improving speed in which data can be accessed and analyzed. This allows users to access data files directly from the global file system at faster rates and speeds up analytics time, providing more productive use of storage assets as well as simpler storage management.

As part of the company’s commitment to drive innovation and enable the open source community, Intel will contribute development and support as well as community releases to the development of Lustre. With veteran Lustre engineers and developers working at Intel contributing to the code, Lustre will continue its growth in both high-performance computing and commercial environments and is poised to enter new enterprise markets including financial services, data analytics, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas.

The Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre will be available in early in the third quarter of this year.

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