Sybase Delivers Extreme Analytics Solution

Sybase has announced the new Sybase Analytic Appliance, configured and tuned to provide extreme analytics and alleviate overburdened enterprise data warehouses, data marts and reporting systems. Combining technologies like Sybase IQ, Sybase PowerDesigner, IBM POWER Systems and MicroStrategy 8, Sybase Analytic Appliance works like any other custom-built enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and is easy, fast and affordable.

Sybase Analytic Appliance on IBM POWER Systems provides fast time-to-value by providing a unified appliance console, pre-configured hardware, software and storage in one compact and power-efficient unit, with single vendor support. The appliance requires lower initial and ongoing investment because stored data in column-oriented Sybase IQ is compressed by up to 70 percent of its input size. In addition, Sybase Analytic Appliance does not require labour-intensive index tuning. Its point-and-click console simplifies appliance administration and monitoring.

Senior Forrester research analyst James Kobielus writes, "Appliances are taking up permanent residence in the heart of the enterprise data centre — the data warehouse (DW). This is because they are preconfigured, modular devices that support quick deployment for DW killer applications — most notably, accelerating online analytical processing (OLAP) queries against large, multidimensional data sets. Information managers should now factor DW appliances into data centre deployments."

During the past several years, exploding data volumes and intensified analytics workloads have overwhelmed and inhibited the performance of the average EDW, data mart and reporting system. As a result, IT administrators have resorted to extreme measures to produce the detailed analysis needed to remain competitive in today’s marketplace, including costly software and hardware upgrades. However, complex queries would still take hours, days or even weeks to process, fueling demand for out-of-the-box appliance solutions that could off-load analytics applications.

"In today's highly competitive business climate, customers expect high-powered analytics to effectively help them make timely and well-informed decisions around their business as they grapple with ever-increasing data volumes," says David Jacobson, senior director of marketing for Sybase. "While first-generation appliances alleviated EDW performance bottlenecks, IT costs associated with integration and deployment negated many of the benefits. By combining available technologies from Sybase, IBM and MicroStrategy, the Sybase Analytic Appliance delivers a cost-effective solution for complex ad hoc queries and reports – providing a one-stop shop for extreme analytics, right out of the box."

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Updated Date: Jan 31, 2017 01:41:03 IST