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Dell: In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise

Dell in June unveiled the Dell In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise, an integrated appliance targeting Cloudera's open-source Hadoop big data technology.

The appliance includes a Dell server preintegrated with the Cloudera Enterprise application, and comes in two versions. The first, a midmarket solution for scale-up applications, features the Dell PowerEdge R720XD server with the Apache Spark DataBrick for realtime analytics on streaming data.

The second, an enterprise scale-out solution, features the Dell PowerEdge R920 server with Intel Xeon E7 processors tuned specifically to big data applications. It also includes ScaleMP’s Versatile SMP, or vSMP, architecture, which aggregates multiple x86 servers into a single virtual machine.