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Red Hat unveils big data, open hybrid cloud plans

Open source provider to donate storage plug-in to Apache Hadoop Community

Red Hat is building a network of partners to deliver big data solutions to enterprise.
Red Hat is building a network of partners to deliver big data solutions to enterprise.

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc today announced its big data direction and solutions geared towards enterprise requirements for reliable, scalable, and manageable solutions to run big data analytics workloads.

In addition, Red Hat announced it will contribute its Red Hat Storage Hadoop plug-in to the Apache Hadoop open community to transform Red Hat Storage into a fully supported, Hadoop-compatible file system for big data environments. The company also revealed it is building a network of ecosystem and enterprise integration partners to deliver big data solutions to enterprise customers.

"Red Hat big data infrastructure and application platforms are ideally suited for enterprises leveraging the open hybrid cloud environment," the company said.

"Red Hat is working with the open cloud community to support big data customers. Many enterprises worldwide use public cloud infrastructure, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), for the development, proof-of-concept, and pre-production phases of their big data projects. The workloads are then moved to their private clouds to scale up the analytics with the larger data set. An open hybrid cloud environment enables enterprises to transfer workloads from the public cloud into their private cloud without the need to re-tool their applications. Red Hat is actively engaged in the open cloud community through projects like OpenStack and OpenShift Origin to help meet these enterprise big data expectations both today and in the future.

"Today, there are several Red Hat solutions available to effectively manage enterprise big data workloads. Focused on three primary areas, Red Hat's big data direction includes extending its product portfolio to deliver enhanced enterprise-class infrastructure solutions and application platforms, and partnering with leading big data analytics vendors and integrators."

"With today's announcement, Red Hat demonstrates its strong commitment to continue to provide enterprise infrastructure and platforms to effectively run big data applications today and in the growing open hybrid cloud environment," said Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat.

"With true enterprise-class offerings, Red Hat leverages the power of the open source community to give our big data customers a choice in technology, deployment environments, and partners."