"SGI has been providing compute and storage solutions for Big Data for over a decade. Our solutions are enterprise-hardened and can handle any kind of data. SGI DataRaptor is the latest addition to our Big Data portfolio, and is a complete and open platform that is designed to support applications deriving real business value from semi-structured and unstructured data. This is extremely difficult or impossible to do with a traditional relational database," said SGI CEO Jorge Titinger. "Jointly-developed with MarkLogic, the appliance runs the best-of-breed NoSQL database on a simple to deploy platform: just plug in and go."SGI DataRaptor is available starting at five nodes with 80 cores, complete with all software installed, hundreds of terabytes of storage, SSDs for hardware caching, network infrastructure including switches, all integrated in standard racks for datacenter deployment. Technical support for the complete solution is managed via a single support touch point. "We collaborated closely with the SGI engineering team to tune hardware and software to work optimally together," said Gary Bloom, CEO of MarkLogic Corporation. "This is one more step in our efforts to make MarkLogic's powerful and trusted software even more accessible to customers." With deployment time reduced from weeks to hours, organizations minimize IT headaches and the administrative overhead of managing Big Data and can focus instead on getting real ROI from multiple sources of data. SGI DataRaptor makes it possible to develop and deploy Big Data applications in record time, making the monetization of content and the ability to leverage data sources like social media in decision-making a reality. Availability SGI DataRaptor comes in two configurations addressing either maximum performance or maximum capacity needs. Servers come with over 300 processing cores and over 2600GB of memory, and storage ranging from 300 to over 500TB of data capacity. SGI DataRaptor is available for order today.