The new Dell Big Data Retention solution is designed for organizations that leverage big data analytics to derive business value from their data. The solution integrates with existing analytics platforms as a frontend big data repository for large datasets or a backend archive. It can also serve as a standalone repository or as an analytics platform with Hadoop. According to Dell, the solution can provide an average data compression ratio of up to 40:1, freeing up disk space approximately 97 percent. This greatly-reduced footprint can accelerate query access for analytics.
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