Fujitsu has developed a new software technology that can perform data searches as fast as 40Gb/s –– an important step forward in managing an ever-increasing volume of information.
The Fujitsu technology can perform high-speed capture, accumulation and searches at super-fast speeds, thanks to a combination of servers for scalable disk capacity and parallel-input performance, with a stream-analysis unit for sequential processing.
As data packets are captured, they are automatically sorted based on search criteria, substantially increasing the pace of searches.
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The technique eliminates exclusive access control locks, increases disk read/output performance, and avoids unnecessary copying of data.
The result is that huge amounts of information can be accumulated and searched, over a period of many hours, at speeds of up to 40Gb/s.
Previous approaches to data searches required specialized network analysis hardware, but Fujitsu's new software-based approach requires only conventional hardware.
With companies expected to face a Big Data crisis by 2017, according to Gartner Research, technologies like this one will have a lucrative customer base.
Fujitsu hopes to launch the technology in its fiscal year 2014.