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Syncsort Offers TeraSort Challenge to Improve Hadoop Performance


Finance and Technology Business Leader Brings 15+ Years of Experience Across High Growth and Large Corporations to Syncsort’s Executive Leadership Team

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – October 23, 2012

Syncsort, a global leader in high-performance data integration solutions, today announced that it has introduced the TeraSort Challenge for attendees of Strata Conference + Hadoop World, with prizes to be awarded to those who successfully complete the challenge. Registered participants will receive a sort plug-in and trial version of Syncsort® DMExpress® Hadoop Edition software for testing within their own Hadoop environments to demonstrate the impact of sort optimization on overall cluster performance.

Based on TeraSort benchmark1 results, DMExpress Hadoop Edition software can dramatically accelerate sort processing in Hadoop. In a recent benchmark test that sorted four terabytes (4TB) of data, DMExpress software increased Hadoop sort performance by 2X. This capability can enable users to process more data within an existing Hadoop cluster, or for public cloud users, realize significant reductions of cloud usage time.

Additionally, DMExpress software can help accelerate and simplify ETL processes, integrating heterogeneous multi-source data as much as 10X faster, and loading data into Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS) up to 6X faster than conventional ETL and Hadoop shell load processes.

“Syncsort is committed to finding valuable ways to contribute to the Hadoop community and help make Hadoop a stronger, more viable Big Data platform for leading enterprises,” said Mitch Seigle, vice president, Marketing and Product Management, Syncsort. “With the introduction of the Syncsort TeraSort Challenge, we are bringing our unique Big Data integration capabilities to an even broader group of IT and business professionals, in an effort to help simplify the complex nature of Hadoop and speed up the data integration process for faster time to insight.”

Details and registration for the TeraSort challenge will be available during exhibition hours on Tuesday, October 23, through Thursday, October 25, by visiting the Syncsort booth (#46) located within the Sponsor Pavilion at Strata Conference + Hadoop World.

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