Hadoop, Greenplum & GPFS Big Data Environments Enabled by Commvault Software

Posted 9 March 2016 12:00 AM by Ken Klavon



-- Infrastructure intelligence and technology enables new levels of policy-driven data management and automated disaster recovery for ‘big data’ initiatives –

Tinton Falls, N.J. – March 9, 2016 - Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, today announced technology enhancements to its market-leading Commvault integrated solutions portfolio designed to help enterprises better support and manage ‘big data’ initiatives. Rolled out as part of the newest wave of innovation in the company’s 11th software release, Commvault’s new technology will help bring best-practice policy and data management into projects leveraging big data environments such as Hadoop, Greenplum and General Parallel File System (GPFS).

According to a Gartner survey published in late 2015, more than three quarters of companies are investing in, or plan to invest in, big data initiatives in the next two years. Given the need for actionable and intelligent insights into data sets and file systems, organizations increasingly must scale and store information at unprecedented levels. Big data initiatives leverage new approaches and technologies to store, index and analyze huge data sets, while minimizing storage requirements and driving faster outcomes. However, as companies begin these initiatives, they often forgo applying data protection and disaster recovery routines to these large data sets sitting outside their traditional systems and infrastructures due to complexity, performance and cost issues.

The new innovations in Commvault Software and the Commvault Data Platform directly address these emerging customer requirements to manage big data environments. Specifically, enhanced levels of visibility into the leading common big data tools including Hadoop, Greenplum and GPFS help customers map big data implementations and architectures, providing insight for how these environments can be protected and recovered in whole or across selected nodes, components, and/or data sets. Leveraging Commvault Software to manage these environments, users can now better understand the exact environment layout to drive performance, eliminate complexity and better manage costs.

Commvault Software provides companies an intelligent approach to protecting the complex infrastructure of big data initiatives with the ability to automate disaster recovery for these multi-node systems. The Commvault Data Platform further enhances the value of big data initiatives by extending seamless data portability to and from one of the industry’s broadest range of infrastructure options (cloud, on premise, virtualized, traditional and converged).

“Companies of all sizes in all industries are quickly ramping up ‘big data’ initiatives, investing significantly to gain business insight from exploding data volumes, yet they are often moving forward without applying sound data management and disaster recovery disciplines for such strategic projects,” said Don Foster, senior director of solution management at Commvault. “In many cases the exponential growth of these big data infrastructures outpaces the ability for these solutions to self-manage and self-heal as they were designed. Now, for the first time, customers can leverage the full power of the Commvault Software portfolio to apply best-practices for data management to Hadoop, Greenplum and GPFS environments. These innovations provide important new benefits to Commvault customers, and open up significant opportunities for Commvault as the big data market continues to grow.”

“Over the past several years, we’ve been watching the growth of big data and seeing how organizations are adopting new technologies to manage the influx of information,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director at IDC. “The newest release of Commvault’s open data platform leverages the company’s history of data management capabilities to help provide customers with data intelligence and insight designed to make cloud deployments as seamless and cost effective as possible.”

These latest innovations in the Commvault integrated solutions portfolio are available immediately.

About the Commvault Data Platform and Commvault Software

The 11th version of Commvault’s integrated solutions portfolio – comprised of Commvault Software, the Commvault Data Platform, and Commvault Services -- is uniquely positioned to help customers activate their data by accelerating the transformation from legacy data management to a modern data environment to unlock critical business insight and drive new value from customers’ technology investments. Commvault Software is an industry-leading product offering in the areas of data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, and file sync and share that addresses evolving market trends, growth areas, and customer use cases. The Commvault Data Platform, is open and standards-based, helping customers better leverage data, improve IT operations, and enabling third party innovation.

About Commvault

Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,000 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit www.commvault.com.

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