Big Data

  • Fast time to value: Deploy in just a few hours minimal upfront planning or configuration
  • Fast, efficient performance: Deliver up to 3x performance in only 25% of the space needed for 3-tier solutions, accommodating 100,000s of events/second
  • Predictable scale: Start small and grow one node at a time, linearly scaling to more than 1TB/day ingest rates
  • Simple operations: Streamline infrastructure and storage management tasks and leverage standard virtual machine management

Big Data

From customer interactions to web tracking to security logging, enterprises generate and have access to a vast amount of data per day. Turning that data into actionable insights is a challenge for traditional databases and infrastructure. Finding trends such as security threats or new business opportunities from this data requires rethinking of not only the application stack, but also the compute and storage infrastructure.

Big data applications, including Splunk and Hadoop, enable enterprises to quickly gather insights and opportunities from their data. Workloads such as these are pushing the performance and scalability limits of traditional three-tier infrastructures, requiring good sequential and random performance across large datasets and multiple nodes.

The state-of-the-art Nutanix hyperconverged architecture with web-scale technologies delivers performance equivalent to bare metal deployments from your virtualized big data installations. Applications can linearly scale as your needs grow, enabling a pay-as-you-grow model for scaling without overprovisioning compute or storage.

Big Data Diagram

Support multiple enterprise applications with predictable performance, linear scaling, and high availability with Nutanix.

Nutanix advantages:

  • Quick search and index capabilities: Delivers up to 500,000 events/sec for each Nutanix web-scale appliance (2-3x greater than competing solutions) for mission-critical applications
  • Predictable, linear performance and capacity: Start small and scale up one node at a time with access to over 1TB of data ingest/day
  • Extremely fast time to value: Nutanix and big data application can be up and running in just a few hours
  • Easy management through virtualization: Simple to use Prism delivers single pane management for the entire server and storage infrastructure
  • Efficient use of infrastructure through sandbox workloads: Hadoop and Splunk deployments can co-exist with enterprise applications in the same environment
  • Reduced datacenter footprint: Hyperscale server architecture and capacity optimization such as deduplication and compression reduce big data hardware footprints by up to 4x

"We decided to try a Nutanix box and didn’t look back from that point. You just plug the system in and start building VMs on it. It is very, very quick. Now it takes less than fifteen minutes to stand up new machines for our clients and we’ve even minimized downtime for them in areas where we had challenges in the past."

Kevin Thorpe, CTO, pi Benchmark