PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 29, 2013) - YarcData, a Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) company dedicated to providing "Big Data" graph-analytic solutions to enterprises, today announced a strategic partnership with QinetiQ North America (QNA), a leading defense solutions and advanced technology provider that delivers outstanding, cost-effective products and services to an international clientele of government and commercial customers. The partnership focuses on delivering the YarcData uRiKA Big Data appliance to QNA customers to improve the speed and effectiveness of discovering actionable intelligence through graph analytics.
"Based on our current and prospective customers' requirements, we conducted an evaluation of Big Data analytics technologies and YarcData's uRiKA graph analytics appliance has a unique, leading-edge ability to rapidly identify and discover unknown relationships in Big Data. Our customers have time-sensitive information assurance, cybersecurity and data protection challenges where the performance, scalability and ease-of-use of YarcData's uRiKA appliance delivers a significant advantage," said David Papas, vice president QinetiQ North America, Mission Solutions Business Unit.
"QNA has a long history of solving the most demanding challenges with ground-breaking technology solutions that deliver bottom line results for their customers. We are excited about the partnership with QNA to deliver solutions to the growing list of organizations realizing competitive advantage and mission success by harnessing the power of graph analytics and YarcData's uRiKA," said Tim White, global head, Government and Intelligence, YarcData.
YarcData's uRiKA is a Big Data appliance for graph analytics that enables enterprises to discover unknown, unexpected and hidden relationships in large data sets. uRiKA is a highly scalable, real-time platform that supports ad hoc queries, pattern-based searches, inferencing and deduction. uRiKA is purpose-built for graph analytics featuring graph-optimized hardware and a graph database optimized for the underlying hardware enabling applications to interact with the appliance using the industry standard interfaces of RDF/SPARQL defined by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). Singularly focused on graph analytics, uRiKA augments existing analytical environments by delivering new high-value discoveries and insights that drive competitive advantage.
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L). Operating in North America, QNA delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on U.S. government and commercial customers. Its engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QNA is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com and join our conversation at www.facebook.com/qinetiqna
About the uRiKA Appliance
The uRiKA system is a purpose-built appliance for graph analytics featuring graph-optimized hardware that provides up to 512 terabytes of global shared memory, massively-multithreaded graph processors supporting 128 threads/processor, and highly scalable I/O with data ingest rates of up to 350 terabytes per hour -- and an RDF/SPARQL database optimized for the underlying hardware enabling applications to interact with the appliance using industry standard interfaces. The uRiKA system complements an existing data warehouse or Hadoop cluster by offloading graph workloads and interoperating within the existing analytics workflow. Subscription pricing for on-premise deployment of the appliance eases the adoption of the uRiKA system into existing IT environments.
YarcData, a Cray company, delivers business-focused real-time graph analytics for enterprises to gain business insight by discovering unknown relationships in Big Data. Customers include the Canadian government, Mayo Clinic, Noblis, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Sandia National Labs, and the United States government, among others. YarcData is based in the San Francisco bay area and more information is at www.yarcdata.com.
About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and Big Data solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.
Cray is a registered trademark of Cray Inc. in the United States and other countries, and YarcData and uRiKA are trademarks of Cray Inc. Other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.