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EMC Isilon adds Native Hadoop to it Enterprise Scale-Out NAS

Today EMC Isilon announced an integration with the Hadoop Distribution File System (HDFS) to deliver enterprise-class storage capabilities across all Hadoop deployments. The company describes it as “the first end-to-end Hadoop solution ready for deployment in business critical enterprise IT environments.”

EMC Isilon is the first and only scale-out NAS storage platform that integrates native HDFS as a protocol, providing all Hadoop users with built-in access to enterprise data protection , industry leading storage efficiency and accelerated data movement over a wide array of industry standard protocols (NFS, CIFS, FTP, HTTP). Isilon’s integration of HDFS also eliminates the single point of failure inherent with traditional open-source Apache Hadoop. This integration lets customers use the Apache-based Hadoop distribution of their choice and allows them to expand and increase their adoption of Hadoop in enterprise-wide deployments.

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