Electronics & Computers

Terracotta Unveils In-Genius

March 5, 2013

The new system is a native in-memory platform, supporting event stream processing and messaging, for real-time insight and intelligent action on Big Data.

SAN FRANCISCO and HANNOVER, Germany /PRNewswire/ -- Terracotta Inc., a leader in in-memory technologies for enterprise Big Data, unveiled a new native in-memory platform for real-time insight and intelligent action on Big Data. The platform, named Terracotta In-Genius, will allow organizations to discover hidden insights and act on them. As a result, enterprises can significantly reduce risk, automate business processes, and rapidly deploy new offers, products, and services, all in real time.

"The proliferation of devices has dramatically changed the requirements for IT organizations chartered with the gathering, management, analysis, and delivery of important data and insights," said Robin Gilthorpe, Chief Executive Officer of Terracotta Inc. "In order to stay competitive, organizations must quickly and easily extract real-time data not only to and from traditional desktop and laptop computers but also to and from mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and point-of-sale terminals. The emergence of the Industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communications means billions of sensors are now a new type of client, adding further complexity. All of these demands have exacerbated the need for a solution like In-Genius that will enable businesses to not just access huge amounts of data quickly but also to act on it instantly."

Scaling Up and Out
In-Genius will deliver real-time insights from any kind of data and distribute them to any delivery channel, including Web, mobile, and point-of-sale, for immediate action. At the same time, In-Genius will enable a brand new class of applications that easily scale up and out and adapt to new dynamic data sets while empowering enterprises in ways that have not been achievable using traditional data management approaches, based on antiquated disk drive–centric IT architectures.

"The Industrial Internet has opened up new horizons, using intelligent machines to accelerate productivity, reduce inefficiency and waste, while still enhancing the human work experience," said Bill Ruh, Vice President and Corporate Officer, GE Global Software Headquarters. "These intelligent machines both create and rely on massive amounts of data to make smart decisions, and as such, the continuing evolution of in-memory capabilities will be critical to organizations like GE. Merging the physical worlds of machines with even faster access to, and analysis and action on, huge data sets will allow us to transform the world."

In-Memory Capabilities Core to In-Genius
In-Genius will be powered by Terracotta's new BigMemory 4.0 in-memory data platform. Due to BigMemory 4.0, IT organizations can move all their important data into main memory for speed, scale ,and simplicity, and are no longer bound by their historic costly and complicated data management approaches.

The In-Genius platform will integrate ultra-low latency messaging and event stream processing of data from all data sources, forming a powerful, scalable, and very fast in-memory platform. In-Genius will also enable high-volume applications to communicate in microseconds with each other and with in-memory data stores. With its event-driven architecture, In-Genius will gather and act upon streaming or complex events for reporting, analysis, and real-time response.

The ability to act on insights derived from terabytes of data in real-time can transform entire industries:

  • Financial services could save billions annually on fraudulent transactions. Terracotta In-Genius will allow companies to stop such transactions using complex pattern detection before transaction authorization rather than after.
  • Logistics companies will be able to perform real-time supply management routings, based not only on package location but also on historical data, traffic sensors, weather, calendar events, and other patterns emerging from data.
  • Retailers will be able to provide instant and personalized recommendations not just on the Web but at the point-of-sale across all stores, significantly enhancing revenues and personalizing the consumer's shopping experience for enhanced brand loyalty.

"At AdJuggler, we're building a 1 million transaction-per-second online advertising marketplace," said Ben Lindquist, Vice President of Technology at AdJuggler. "Speed at scale is everything, and we are past the point where we can do things in traditional ways. Terracotta and BigMemory will allow us to scale the backend of our system beyond a million transactions per second and make it globally distributed. Disks are now relegated to archiving. With In-Genius, we will be able to utilize its complex event processing to automatically generate our accounting records, giving us a distinct advantage over our competition."

In-Genius general availability is planned for the third quarter of calendar 2013.

About Terracotta
Terracotta Inc., a leader in in-memory technologies for enterprise Big Data, is the innovator behind some of the most widely used software for application scalability, availability, and performance. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Terracotta solutions are deployed in more than 2.5 million installations around the world, and the company boasts the majority of Global 2000 companies as customers. The company's flagship BigMemory platform is a Big Data in-memory solution delivering performance at any scale. Terracotta's other leading solutions include Ehcache, the "award-winning de facto caching standard for enterprise Java" and Quartz Scheduler, a leading job scheduler. Terracotta is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG. For more information, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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