Chicago IL (PRWEB) May 12, 2014
VelociData Inc. today announced a breakthrough mainframe offload solution that enables IT organizations to slash their peak MSU/MIPS costs while incorporating legacy data into their Big Data environments with unprecedented speed and accuracy.
The new solution, named zFusion, can convert even the most complex and arcane COBOL copybook EBCDIC formats at wirespeed into ASCII data and then validate, transform, and otherwise normalize the data for inclusion in existing enterprise ETL, reporting, analytics and/or data warehousing environments that utilize popular tools such as PowerCenter, DataStage, Teradata and Hadoop.
By offloading these data operation processes from the mainframe, VelociData’s zFusion can reduce MSU/MIPS-based licensing costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars—while providing the business with the complete, up-to-date data it needs to make smarter decisions in real time.
“For most large enterprises, the potentially tremendous business value of mainframe data remains untapped because of cost, complexity and the concerns mainframe ops managers have about the governance and security outside of their rigorously controlled, time-tested systems,” said Chris O’Malley, CEO of VelociData. “VelociData zFusion uniquely delivers fast, straightforward, and cost-effective access to this ‘dark data’ in a way that fully addresses the concerns of mainframe managers.”
“Certain analytics workloads belong on the mainframe, while others do not,” said Joe Clabby, president of Clabby Analytics. “By efficiently offloading mainframe data and rationalizing it at lightning speed, VelociData zFusion can help enterprises run their analytic workloads where it makes the most sense—and thereby gain new insights that lead to competitive advantage.”
VelociData zFusion is a configurable, hardened appliance powered by a combination of CPU, GPU and FPGA processors that can be easily configured to execute complex data conversion and transformation operations at wirespeed. Its secure architecture makes it an ideal conduit for mainframe data transfer. And because zFusion is available under a subscription licensing model, it does not require capex investment—and it can be paid for directly out of mainframe savings.
As Gartner Research VP Dale Vecchio outlines in his March 20, 2014 report entitled 'Mainframe Modernization: The Four Keys to Success', “Mainframe applications that reflect significant systems of record are coming under pressure from cost increases on the operational infrastructure, declining skill sets over time, and complexity that interferes with business needs.” VelociData’s appliance-based approach uniquely delivers the scale, performance, and security necessary to address these issues and ensure the inclusion of legacy information sources into the enterprise’s broader Big Data strategy.
VelociData delivers the world’s fastest data transformation solutions. Its purpose-built, engineered solutions radically alter the performance and economics of ETL, ELT, and other data integration processes essential to real-time analytics and Big Data processing—empowering customers to achieve insights in seconds. For more information, visit http://www.velocidata.com.