​EMC ups capacity for its data lake systems

EMC's latest array can scale to 50 petabytes. The system is designed to be part of the storage giant's data lake strategy.

EMC said Thursday that it has increased the capacity for its Isilon HD400 to 50 petabytes in one cluster.

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The storage giant is touting its Isilon platform as a way to scale so-called data lakes, which pool data from multiple sources for Hadoop big data analytics.

EMC has pitched its platform---the Data Lake Foundation---as a way to analyze data and scale analytics efforts. The extra capacity is expected to be used for archiving, disaster recovery and data lakes. EMC can pack 3.2 petabytes on a HD400 rack.

As for the lineup, EMC is aiming to combine its data lake strategy, Isilon and its elastic cloud storage to pool corporate information. EMC's Pivotal unit also plays a key role in the big data management efforts.

In addition, to its new Isilon array, EMC added new features to its OneFS 7.2 operating system to support current Hadoop protocols. EMC will also support OpenStack Swift for unstructured data as well as launch certifications for Hortonworks to join Cloudera and Pivotal.

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