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AMAX Information Technologies

September 12, 2012 11:00 ET

AMAX PHAT-Data™ Wins GOLD Stevie® Award in 2012 International Business Awards(SM)

Peta-Scale Hadoop Analytics Technology for Big Data

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - AMAX, a leading innovator of High Performance Computing (HPC), dynamic Enterprise IT, and custom Appliance Manufacturing solutions, has announced their PHAT-Data™ Hadoop Platform as the winner of a GOLD Stevie® Award in the Best New Product or Service of the Year - Hardware category in the 9th Annual International Business Awards.

The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on 15 October. 

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Best New Product or Service of the Year - Hardware where the AMAX PHAT-Data(Peta-scale Hadoop Analytics Technology) Platform was awarded Gold.

"PHAT-Data™ is AMAX's answer to the industry's need for a high-performance Hadoop solution running on optimized hardware, with simplified deployment in mind," said Jean Shih, President, AMAX. "Platform optimization for Hadoop inherently requires flexible configurations that are custom-designed towards specific data requirements, which is why AMAX created the PHAT Data™ line -- a standard Hadoop reference architecture which can be further customized based on specific project parameters in a cost-effective and performance-oriented manner, so that each cluster is tailored towards specific data requirements. Hadoop is a very necessary and powerful tool for business intelligence, and we are honored that PHAT-Data™ has been recognized for leading the charge as a truly innovative, game-changing product that will bring real-world business intelligence and analytics to the masses in a dynamic platform that just makes sense."

The AMAX PHAT-Data™ line of products provides a complete turnkey solution for Apache Hadoop, from hardware, software and professional services. It offers a highly scalable, tunable and easy to deploy platform bundled with Apache Hadoop and Zettaset Orchestrator to solve Big Data acquisition, storage and analysis problems, and has been thoroughly tested and certified production-ready to be deployed on any scale. PHAT-Data™ is the ONLY open-architecture designed solution that also maintains 100% compatibility with Java-based MapReduce applications with full open standards support right out of the box. 

"Green Platform selected the AMAX PHAT-Data™ due to flexibility in configuration, industry-leading performance, and overall ease-of-use," remarked Gus Malek-Madani, CEO and CTO at Green Platform. "With Green Platform's patented vibration management technology, which improves performance and provides protection from the pervasive and persistent vibration inside a data center, we were able to provide a truly robust platform for our Hadoop customers."

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

About AMAX
Founded in 1979, AMAX is a trusted leader in Custom Cluster, Server and Storage Solutions in North America. Headquartered in Fremont, California, AMAX also operates several branch offices throughout North America and multiple locations in China servicing the APAC region. AMAX's expertise drives two key divisions that deliver customized computing solutions to a wide range of industries: AMAX's Appliance Manufacturing Division provides efficient and top-of-the-line manufacturing solutions and global logistics to OEM customers while AMAX's Enterprise & High Performance Computing Division provides innovative and scalable cluster, server, and storage products developed for HPC, Cloud, Virtualization and Big Data applications.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

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