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March 04, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, and HANNOVER, Germany, March 4 — Terracotta, Inc., the leader in in-memory technologies for enterprise Big Data, today unveiled the newest version of its flagship in-memory data platform, BigMemory, and a native in-memory platform named In-Genius. With BigMemory version 4.0, enterprises can move up to hundreds of terabytes of high-value data from slow disk drives to machine memory for blazingly fast, predictable access.
BigMemory 4.0 also delivers enterprise-grade levels of reliability and flexibility that were formerly available only in traditional, disk-based data management systems. In-Genius will allow organizations to discover hidden insights and act on them. As a result, enterprises can significantly reduce risk, automate business processes and rapidly deploy new offers, products and services, all in real-time.
The Terracotta BigMemory 4.0 in-memory data management platform achieves up to 60% faster data access at terabyte scale and beyond. New, more powerful features in BigMemory 4.0 include sophisticated monitoring and management of in-memory data, high availability, and very fast restart for disaster recovery. BigMemory 4.0 also adds a free production version of BigMemory Max for distributed in-memory data management, as well as compatibility with Hadoop, allowing enterprises to glean and share Big Data insights at in-memory speed.
"The amount of data generated in minutes each day in 2013 equals the entire amount of data generated between the dawn of civilization up until 2003," said Robin Gilthorpe, Chief Executive Officer of Terracotta, Inc. "The expanding volumes of different types of data from mobile, cloud, social, sensors and devices are creating incredible complexity for businesses. The BigMemory 4.0 platform was designed to simplify access to, and management of, a company's most important data in real-time."
Available today as a stand-alone solution, BigMemory 4.0 will also power In-Genius, which delivers real-time insights from any source of dynamic data to any delivery channel, including web, mobile and point-of-sale, for immediate action. BigMemory 4.0 will also be the in-memory data platform for webMethods 9.0 from Software AG, introduced today at the CeBIT conference.
Terracotta customer bwin.party digital entertainment, the world's largest listed online gaming company, plans to standardize on BigMemory 4.0 as its de facto in-memory data management platform. bwin.party will use Terracotta's in-memory technology for their online poker and casino offerings, which together constitute the majority of the company's online gaming revenues. Terracotta's in-memory technology will also be the chosen platform for bwin.party's exciting initiatives around customer loyalty, point/achievement tracking, and related social offerings.
BigMemory 4.0 Product Features:
"The proliferation of devices has dramatically changed the requirements for IT organizations chartered with the gathering, management, analysis and delivery of important data and insights," said Robin Gilthorpe, Chief Executive Officer of Terracotta, Inc. "In order to stay competitive, organizations must quickly and easily extract real-time data not only to and from traditional desktop and laptop computers, but also to and from mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and point-of-sale terminals. The emergence of the Industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communications means billions of sensors are now a new type of client, adding further complexity. All of these demands have exacerbated the need for a solution like In-Genius that will enable businesses to not just access huge amounts of data quickly, but also to act on it instantly."
Scaling Up and Out
In-Genius will deliver real-time insights from any kind of data and distribute them to any delivery channel, including web, mobile and point-of-sale, for immediate action. At the same time, In-Genius will enable a brand new class of applications that easily scale up and out and adapt to new dynamic data sets, while empowering enterprises in ways that have not been achievable using traditional data management approaches based on antiquated disk drive centric IT architectures.
"The Industrial Internet has opened up new horizons, using intelligent machines to accelerate productivity, reduce inefficiency and waste, while still enhancing the human work experience," said Bill Ruh, Vice President and Corporate Officer, GE Global Software Headquarters. "These intelligent machines both create and rely on massive amounts of data to make smart decisions, and as such, the continuing evolution of in-memory capabilities will be critical to organizations like GE. Merging the physical worlds of machines with even faster access to, and analysis and action on huge data sets will allow us to transform the world."
In-Memory Capabilities Core to In-Genius
The In-Genius platform will integrate ultra-low latency messaging and event stream processing of data from all data sources, forming a powerful, scalable and very fast in-memory platform. In-Genius will also enable high-volume applications to communicate in microseconds with each other and with in-memory data stores. With its event-driven architecture, In-Genius will gather and act upon streaming or complex events for reporting, analysis and real-time response.
The ability to act on insights derived from terabytes of data in real-time can transform entire industries:
"At AdJuggler, we're building a one million transaction-per-second online advertising marketplace," said Ben Lindquist, Vice President of Technology at AdJuggler. "Speed at scale is everything, and we are past the point where we can do things in traditional ways. Terracotta and BigMemory will allow us to scale the backend of our system beyond a million transactions per second and make it globally distributed. Disks are now relegated to archiving. With In-Genius we will be able to utilize its complex event processing to automatically generate our accounting records, giving us a distinct advantage over our competition."
In-Genius general availability is planned for the third quarter of calendar 2013.
Terracotta, Inc. is the leading provider of game changing Big Data management solutions for the enterprise. Its flagship product, BigMemory, is a Big Data in-memory solution that delivers performance at any scale. Terracotta's other award-winning data management solutions include Ehcache – the defacto caching standard for enterprise Java – and Quartz, a leading job scheduler. Terracotta supports the data management needs of a majority of the Global 2000 with over 2.5 million deployments of its products in 190 countries. Terracotta is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG.
Source: Terracotta, Inc.
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