SAN MATEO, Calif., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), developers of the world's first system that unifies data at memory speed, today announced a solution with Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) and the Cray® Urika®-GX system. This new data storage solution is designed to provide Cray Urika-GX customers with a seamless integration with disparate data sources so they can seize their big data advantage.

“Today’s enterprises need to run agile analytics workloads that leverage data stored across multiple sources on premise and in the cloud,” said Tim Barr, Cray’s Director of Analytics and AI Product Strategy. “With the Alluxio Enterprise Edition, Cray Urika-GX customers can now seamlessly interface with a wide variety of data sources while eliminating data movement, allowing customers to quickly realize analytic value from their critical business data.”

Alluxio provides a unified view of enterprise data that spans disparate storage systems, locations and clouds, allowing any big data compute framework to access stored data at memory speed. Alluxio runs critical workloads in Global 2000 companies such as Alibaba, Baidu, Barclay's Bank, CERN, ESRI, Huawei, Intel, and Juniper, among others.

"High-performance applications demand real-time responses and our integration with Cray’s Urika-GX system allows customers to leverage highly innovative resources in both compute and storage," said Haoyuan Li, Alluxio CEO. "Alluxio enables Cray customers to have total flexibility to process data stored across disparate storage systems on premise and in the cloud at memory speeds."

The Cray Urika-GX system fuses supercomputing technologies with an open, enterprise-ready software framework for big data analytics. With the Cray Urika-GX system, customers have unprecedented versatility for running multiple analytics workloads concurrently, including Apache Spark™, Hadoop® and Graph Analytics via the Cray Graph Engine, on a single platform that leverages the speed of a Cray supercomputer. This agile analytics platform offers a powerful combination of versatility and speed to tackle the largest problems at super scale and uncover hidden patterns with a fast time to insight.

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About Alluxio
Alluxio, formerly Tachyon, is the world's first system that unifies data at memory speed. By allowing applications to access data stored in disparate storage systems at memory speed, Alluxio enables enterprises to manage data efficiently, accelerate business analytics, and ease the adoption of hybrid cloud. Venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Alluxio, Inc. was founded by the creators of the Alluxio open source project. For more information, contact or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

Amelia Wong