EMC Corporation has announced that Forrester Research Inc. has positioned EMC Greenplum as a Leader in its February 2012 report, “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Hadoop Solutions Q1 2012”.
Forrester regards Hadoop as the nucleus of the next-generation EDW in the cloud stating, “Hadoop implements the core features that are at the heart of most modern EDWs: cloud-facing architectures, MPP, in-database analytics, mixed workload management, and a hybrid storage layer.”
In recognizing EMC Greenplum as a Leader, Forrester notes that EMC Greenplum is the first mover in Hadoop appliances becoming “the first EDW vendor to provide a full-featured enterprise-grade Hadoop appliance and roll out an appliance family that integrates its Hadoop, EDW, and data integration in a single rack.” The report also states that EMC Greenplum “provides its own open source Hadoop distribution software, integrates EMC’s strong storage product portfolio in its appliances, and has an extensive professional services force of EMC technical consultants and data scientists with Hadoop expertise.”
Scott Yara, Sr. VP of products, Greenplum, a division of EMC said, “EMC Greenplum is at the center of Big Data and analytics. We recognize that Hadoop is an important component of a complete Big Data analytics platform that requires rapid execution of advanced, embedded analytics against structured and unstructured data. As a pioneer and leader in this space, we’re proud to help our customers improve analytic productivity to drive more effective decision making and outcomes.”