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February 3, 2015

MonetDB and Numascale Partner to Enter In-Memory Big Data Analytics Market

Feb. 3 — The Dutch database technology company MonetDB Solutions and the Norwegian appliance company Numascale have joined forces to develop out-of-the-box database appliances for in-memory Big Data analytics. The NumaQ MonetDB appliances, available with >8TB main memory and >128 CPU cores, require zero setup effort and easily scale up to help customers make smarter decisions faster. The new appliances are expected to be available in Q2/2015.

To fully exploit the hardware capabilities of NumaQ, the scalable ccNUMA appliance of Numascale, MonetDB Solutions will extend its open-source column-based database management system MonetDB with optimisation techniques. “The NumaQ machine with its abundance of main memory is a perfect match for MonetDB,” says Martin Kersten, co-Founder and CEO of MonetDB Solutions. “MonetDB is primarily designed for high-performance analytical workloads. The system is fine-tuned to exploit the large main memories of modern computer systems effectively and has proven to be highly efficient in data warehouse query processing. The collaboration with Numascale will further strengthen MonetDB’s value proposition in the in-memory Big Data analytics market.”

NumaQ can easily scale to thousands of cores and terabytes of memory for data and memory-intensive workloads and is positioned as an analytics data mart for departmental analytics workloads. “Our NumaQ team has been working with MonetDB Solutions since last year. We’ve seen supremely promising performance of MonetDB for analytical workloads,” says Morten Toverud, CEO of Numascale. “We are confident that the collaboration with MonetDB Solutions will enable Numascale introducing alternatives to the in-memory data analytics market, which are highly competitive in terms of both price and performance.”

The NumaQ system ships as an in-memory-based analytics appliance in several different editions and comes pre-installed and integrated with MonetDB and the popular R statistical programming environment. The tight integration of both components leads to seamless interaction and convenient programming experience. It comes with both the open source R and Revolution Analytics’ R Open and Revolution R Enterprise software.

Since its establishment in 2013, MonetDB Solutions has gained customers in various European countries, US and Asia with its open-source products, the MonetDB database management system for data warehouses and the MonetDB/R integrations for statistical data analysis. With the NumaQ MonetDB appliances, MonetDB Solutions expects to further broaden its opportunities in the Big Data analytics market.