Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS


04 September, 2014

Big Data Open Lab – laboratory for Big Data technologies promotion

Moscow, September 4th, 2014 — Dell company and the Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISP RAS) in association with CompTek company announce the opening of Big Data Open Lab - a practical center for promotion and development of very-large-scale databases analysis technologies to the benefit of Russian organizations. This laboratory is an open platform for testing new solutions and launching pilot projects. Now under Big Data Open Lab all organizations, related to large volumes of data - oil and gas producers, banks, medical and educational institutions, development and building organizations, industrial enterprises - will be able to receive an expert appraisal of Big Data technologies utilization efficiency in certain problems solving as well as technical support for test projects implementation.

Dell company and the Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISP RAS) in association with CompTek company announce the opening of Big Data Open Lab - a practical center for promotion and development of very-large-scale databases analysis technologies to the benefit of Russian organizations. This laboratory is an open platform for testing new solutions and launching pilot projects. Now under Big Data Open Lab all organizations, related to large volumes of data - oil and gas producers, banks, medical and educational institutions, development and building organizations, industrial enterprises - will be able to receive an expert appraisal of Big Data technologies utilization efficiency in certain problems solving as well as technical support for test projects implementation.

Big Data Open Lab is located in Moscow at the premises of the ISP RAS. Basing on ISP RAS and Dell professionals experience, Big Data Open Lab will provide the complete infrastructure required for test launch of projects aimed at solving potential customers and partners specific tasks, be it infrastructure optimization, availability level raising or scalable platform building.

Big Data Open Lab: Dell and ISP RAS

Big Data Open Lab: Dell and ISP RAS

Big Data Open Lab technological base consists of Dell hardware: servers (PowerEdge M620 blade-systems), commutators (Dell Force10), data storage systems (PowerVault MD3820i), — and free software: Openstack, Hadoop, GridGain, Apache Spark, Infinispan, Terracotta, Ehcache etc. Furthermore, Dell Boomi and StatSoft software solutions, aimed at building open solutions for Big Data, will be used during project launching in Big Data Open Lab.

Development and active promotion of innovative technologies through Dell Decision centers — both private and in cooperation with partners and largest research centers and universities around the world, — is a strategic direction of Dell progress. Among these centers there are Dell Decision center in Limerick (Ireland), Dell and Cambridge University HPC-decisions center (Great Britain), Pisa University IT-center (Italy). The result of teamwork under such centers are best practices in reference architectures, test projects on software and hardware integration for Big Data solution building. Big Data Open Lab laboratory will provide any willing organization free access to these resources.

«Today’s event is a point of huge pride, as the Big Data Open Lab opening is aimed at our customers’ everyday tasks solving by the means of innovative technologies, - says Boris Sherbakov, Dell managing director in Russia, Kazakhstan and Central Asian countries of CIS. – Our Laboratory is not theoretical discussions on innovative technologies but a possibility to take certain steps using these technologies for solving certain problems. Today, implementation and utilization of innovative technologies is not just tribute to fashion but a competitive advantage which is necessary for surviving and sustainable development of any business. And, finally, Big Data Open Lab — is an excellent practical example of western and Russian technological companies integration».

«In modern world Big Data technologies are one of the most important directions of IT-industry development, both in foreign countries and in Russia. Competent utilization and more active involvement in different economic sectors, science and education of these technologies substantially foster Russian science and manufacture competitiveness, — notes Viktor Ivannikov, the ISP RAS director».

Big Data Open Lab: Dell and ISP RAS

Big Data Open Lab: Dell and ISP RAS

About Dell company

Dell Inc. considers customers’ wishes and suggests innovative technologies and services, opening new possibilities to achieve more (The Power To Do More). For more information visit the website www.dell.ru

About the Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISP RAS)

The Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences was founded on January 25, 1994, on the base of the former Institute for Cybernetic Problems and belongs to the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the RAS. The activities of the Institute include fundamental research, applied research for the benefits of the industry and education. For more information visit the website www.ispras.ru.

About CompTek company

CompTek company is a leading Russian distributor of network and telecommunication equipment produced by global market leaders: Dell, Cisco, Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent, CommScope, EMC, LifeSize, F5 Networks, Ixia, InfiNet Wireless, Ubiquiti Networks and several others. CompTek is an innovative company, developing forward-looking, science-based and promising technologies. Among CompTek partners there are communication providers, integrators, applications developers and resellers from more than 100 cities in Russia and CIS countries. CompTek strategy focuses on procuring partners with productive environment for business developing. For more information visit the website www.comptek.ru.

Media contacts

Head of laboratory, s.r.a., Oleg Samovarov (ISP RAS), +7(495) 912-07-54, samov@ispras.ru.

Deputy general director, Dmitry Ogay (CompTek), +7(495) 789-65-65, d.ogay@comptek.ru.

Tatyana Ivanenko, SKC Agency, +7(495) 974-22-62 (add. 1412), ivanenko@skc-agency.ru.


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