Hitachi develops open source software based big data analytics technology to increase speed by up to 100 times

Tokyo, November 14, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) today announced the development of the technology increasing the speed of big data analytics on an open source software Hadoop-based distributed data processing platform(1)(“Hadoop platform”) by a maximum of 100 times that of a conventional system. This technology converts data processing procedure generated for software processing in conventional Hadoop data processing, to that optimized for parallel processing on hardware, to enable high-speed processing of various types of data in FPGA(2). As a result, less number of servers will be needed when conducting high-speed big data analytics, thus minimizing IT investment while enabling interactive analytics by data scientists, quick on-site business decision making, and other timely information services. This technology will be applied to areas such as finance and communication, and through verification tests, will be used to support a platform for data analytics service.