PowerFlex is a software-defined storage platform designed to significantly reduce operational and infrastructure complexity, empowering organizations to move faster by delivering flexibility, elasticity, and simplicity with predictable performance and resiliency at scale. The PowerFlex family provides a foundation that combines compute and high-performance storage resources in a managed, unified fabric. PowerFlex comes in flexible deployment options – integrated rack, appliance, or Ready Nodes - that enable two-layer (compute and server SAN), single-layer (HCI), and storage only architectures. PowerFlex is ideal for high-performance applications and databases, building an agile private cloud, or consolidating resources in heterogeneous environments.
Building a big data system needs a lot of attention as every part and component must be engineered. To build such a system is expensive and bears the risk of developing an under-featured platform when the vendor has a proprietary and closed source code. VMware Greenplum is open-source and based on the PostgreSQL open source core. Greenplum benefits from being open source and it is based on the trust of two decades of open-source PostgreSQL development on the core database engine.
A combination of VMware Greenplum and Dell PowerFlex provides flexible, all‑in‑one solution that answers these needs. This combination is also cost‑effective, easy to build, and simple to manage.