November 13, 2006
GemStone Systems has announced that
it will deliver xFire, a distributed data management and virtualization
solution, on the IBM BladeCenter Platform.
xFire, which consists
of the GemFire Enterprise Data Fabric (EDF) on the IBM BladeCenter
Platform, is a comprehensive hardware and software solution that
enables advanced data access, sharing and distribution from edge
applications to core applications in real-time, with no data latency.
According to the company, the integrated offering provides business
process improvement and increased profitability for financial
organizations by virtualizing data across the enterprise, ensuring data
intensive operations perform with no degradation in performance or
quality of service.
Many Grid and high performance computing environments are reaching limits due to the inability to deliver data quickly. This solution will help clients drive new levels of innovation and business insight by helping to eliminate the bottlenecks found in data intensive computing environments.
"Explosive trends such as electronic trading and Grid computing coupled with surging data volumes pose both an opportunity and challenge to financial organizations," noted Juan Menendez, SVP of business development at GemStone. "In order to effectively share resources across distributed enterprise applications, firms must be able to leverage data across multiple sources in real-time, while ensuring data integrity. By deploying GemFire on IBM's BladeCenter, many of our financial service customers have realized the benefits of a scalable, highly-available middle-tier data backbone that can feed enterprise wide applications and business processes from a single resource, significantly lowering operating costs."
"Several investment banking and securities trading firms have deployed IBM BladeCenter servers strategically for data center optimization The IBM BladeCenter Platform is an ideal platform for server consolidation and Grid environments as it centralizes servers for increased flexibility, ease of maintenance, reduced cost and streamlined human resources," said Juhi Jotwani, director of IBM BladeCenter Solutions. "The combination of the blade servers from IBM and high performance data virtualization software from GemStone will enable the world's leading financial services firms to extend the applicability of the low cost blade architecture to a new class of critical data intensive applications for their business."
The xFire solution is currently available.
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