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Panasas To Showcase The New Activestor 14 With Hadoop Support At Supercomputing 12

Product Demonstration to Show Leading Apache Hadoop Performance on ActiveStor 14

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasas, Inc., the leader in high performance parallel storage for technical computing applications and big data workloads, will showcase the recently announced ActiveStor 14 parallel storage system running high-performance Hadoop workloads at the Supercomputing 2012 (SC12) Conference and Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Nov. 12 – 15 in booth 3421.  The highly scalable ActiveStor 14 extends performance leadership to a broader set of workloads by delivering industry-best performance for large and small files and now provides Hadoop support to maximize value from business data.

"As companies increasingly integrate HPC capabilities into commercial environments, the need for a single platform that can process a variety of mixed workloads is essential," said Faye Pairman, president and CEO of Panasas.  "With today's announcement, Panasas ActiveStor not only accelerates product design and scientific discovery applications, but will perform seamless Hadoop analyses, ensuring that customers can extract maximum value from their existing big data infrastructure."

This will result in big savings to those Panasas customers wishing to leverage existing infrastructure for new analytics workloads, with no performance penalty. Internal testing using standard Hadoop benchmarks has shown that ActiveStor 14T performs 30 percent faster than a local disk implementation. 

Panasas SC12 Highlights:

In-Booth Hadoop Demonstration
In partnership with Hortonworks, Panasas will demonstrate Hadoop running on Panasas ActiveStor 14. The demonstration will show no performance penalty moving from local disk to a networked solution.

Technical Workshops and Presentations

Meet with Panasas
To schedule a meeting with Panasas at SC12 or to see a product demonstration, request a timeslot here. SC12 will take place Nov. 10 - 16 in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace Conference Center.

About Panasas
Panasas, Inc., the leader in high performance parallel storage for technical computing applications and big data workloads, enables customers to rapidly solve complex computing problems, speed innovation and accelerate new product introduction. All Panasas storage products leverage the patented PanFS™ storage operating system to deliver superior performance, data protection, scalability and manageability. Panasas systems are optimized for demanding storage environments in the bioscience, energy, finance, government, manufacturing, and university markets. For more information, visit www.panasas.com.

©2012 Panasas, Inc. Panasas, the Panasas logo, ActiveStor, and PanFS are registered trademarks or trademarks of Panasas, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.

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