Market Watch, WSJ
Fujitsu today announced the development of new software offerings that help customers utilize big data. The new products consist of two product families: a line of parallel distributed processing and complex event processing products -which are standard technologies in big data applications – and a line of products to employ big data in a wide range of uses. Fujitsu plans to gradually roll out the new products worldwide.
The new offerings include two new products: Interstage Big Data Complex Event Processing Server V1, which is a complex event processing solution, and Interstage eXtreme Transaction Processing Server V1, an extreme transaction solution. Furthermore, Fujitsu is releasing an enhanced version of its Symfoware Server V11 database solution.
Delivered as on-premise software for even greater convenience, these new products represent a commercialization of the technologies and operational know-how honed by Fujitsu through its world-leading cloud services for utilizing big data, Data Utilization Platform Services(1). In addition to enabling high reliability and performance by incorporating many proprietary Fujitsu technologies that boast a strong track record in mission-critical systems, the solutions can be easily deployed and operated. They can also be combined with products from other vendors, including open-source software, to build ecosystems(2) that support customers in using big data.
In recent years, the spread of technologies like smartphones, tablet devices and other smart devices, as well as various kinds of sensors and IC tags has caused the amount of data produced in our daily lives to grow at an explosive pace. At the same time, many companies are keen to use big data in their business activities. This includes, for example, discovering trends and predictions from various logs and data sources, and then leveraging this information in new business areas or to improve existing operations.
Overview of the New Products
1. Highly reliable parallel distributed processing – Interstage Big Data Parallel Processing Server V1 (available since February)
Interstage Big Data Parallel Processing Server is a parallel distributed processing software platform that enables improved data reliability by combining the Apache Hadoop open source big data parallel distributed processing platform with Fujitsu’s own proprietary distributed file system. At the same time, by sharing files between servers, the software eliminates the need for transferring data, thereby allowing for improved processing performance. Furthermore, the setup feature enables short turnaround for system deployment.
2. Easy-to-use complex event processing – Interstage Big Data Complex Event Processing Server V1 (new)