Industry-First Hadoop for System z Validated through IBM Chiphopper

Industry-First Hadoop for System z Validated through IBM Chiphopper

Release Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2013

Industry-First Hadoop for System z Validated through IBM Chiphopper

New Big Data Management System Integrated on IBM System z

New Canaan, CT (September 4, 2013) — Veristorm today announced that zDoop, their Big Data management platform for System z, has completed validation through the IBM Systems Advantage for Linux (Chiphopper) program. zDoop is the industry’s first Hadoop distribution for System z and includes native data collectors to enable management of data in DB2 and other zOS repositories.
 
zDoop brings Hadoop to Linux for System z, and extends it with native z/OS data collectors for DB2 and other data repositories. By providing a Big Data solution for Linux integrated into System z, zDoop helps customers fully leverage their investment for a superior Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). zDoop’s native data collectors eliminate the complexity and risk of offloading data, allowing users to retain superior security.
 
With new Big Data query capabilities for System z, users can combine traditional repositories with new data streams to augment decisions with entire datasets, segment customers to tailor solutions to their needs, and drive better organization performance through metrics and baselines. And with Hadoop’s extremely scalable data processing abilities, users can employ it as a cost-saving platform for traditional ETL and batch tasks.
 
“We’re excited about bringing Hadoop to System z, where the richest customer data resides ready to be mined for new insights”, said Sanjay Mazumder, Veristorm CEO. “IBM’s Chiphopper program has been enormously helpful with a streamlined process and resources to validate zDoop. The Hadoop ecosystem is innovating rapidly and global enterprises can take advantage of this new product with confidence.”
 
Veristorm zDoop is a complete solution for Big Data management. It includes standard components like HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, and Pig, plus Flume for importing data streams and Sqoop for import from relational databases.
 
IBM’s Chiphopper program helps IBM Business Partners enable, test and support applications for IBM systems running Linux and middleware platforms. IBM provides access to Linux systems and resources, middleware and troubleshooting help with any integration issues that may arise. Validation through Chiphopper helps assure customers that applications are ready for Linux on IBM’s System z platform.
 

About Veristorm

Veristorm helps large enterprises make the best decisions by taking full advantage of their entire customer dataset. Through Veristorm’s cross-platform technology and zDoop, the industry’s first commercial Hadoop distribution for Linux on System z, Veristorm is enabling customers to access their entire customer dataset and enrich it with new, unstructured streams. Organizations can turn to zDoop for a validated and supported solution for Big Data challenges with superior security for customer data, a smaller incremental investment, and lower operating costs. Without the complexity and risk of offloading data, or the imprecision of sampling, organizations can get more value from their customer relationships.
 
 
Contact:  Mike Combs at Veristorm, 978-996-3580, mcombs@veristorm.com