Dell has formally launched a program with about 25 ISVs, but also makes it clear this is a pretty basic first step. Several months down the line they say there will be more useful functionality for partners, and also a lot more of them.
The Hitachi Hyper Scale-Out Platform, a new, next-generation technology, leverages technology acquired with Pentaho last year to provide an appliance that is aimed at Big Data, Data Lake and Internet of Things use cases now, and at broader use cases once an all-flash version is available later this year.
Syncsort says the results from a recent survey dovetail with what they are seeing from their own customers — that customers are increasingly moving to Hadoop, and that while much of this to date has been for operational use cases, they expect to see more transformative uses that drive new business opportunities.
EMC’s Data Lake 2.0 significantly enhances the original core-focused Data Lake strategy by extending it to the edge and the cloud, as well as strengthening the core. This is also likely to expand partner opportunities somewhat beyond the very limited involvement thought likely when the original Data lake was announced.