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EMC Updates Greenplum Data Computing Appliance Line

Enterprise storage service provider EMC has expanded its Greenplum line with new software and hardware enhancements.

According to the company, the Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA) family of big data storage products will be updated with three new additions - the High Capacity DCA, the High Performance DCA and the Data Integration Accelerator.

EMC also said that it was updating the Greenplum Database with version 4.1, which will bring new analytical functions, improves application connectivity, enhanced workload management, system monitoring capabilities and simplifies Hadoop integration.

The High Capacity DCA will allow customers to store petabyte-levels of data without needing additional space while the High Performance EMC DCA, with solid-state drive (SSD)-based storage, will offer high data loading and data scanning performance.

“The Performance and Capacity versions of EMC Data Computing Appliance enable organizations to gain greater insight and value from Big Data to support new business initiatives, new competitive advantages, new sources of revenue and new ways of doing research, while addressing the increasing needs for performance and storage options.” Bill Cook, President and General Manager of the Data Computing Division of EMC, said in a statement.

The company's announcement comes a day after it transferred its Mozy cloud based data back-up software to virtualisation services provider VMware, in a surprise move.