EMC Snaps Up Enterprise-Grade Flash Storage Provider

At its recent EMC World event in Las Vegas, EMC announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held DSSD, Inc., a developer of rack-scale flash storage architecture for I/O-intensive in-memory databases and big data workloads, such as SAP HANA and Hadoop. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DSSD, based in Menlo Park, California, will operate as a standalone unit within EMC's Emerging Technology Products Division. DSSD's flash storage products will enable storage and analysis of large data stores that do not fit into main memory.

“EMC established a relationship with DSSD more than a year ago,” said David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure. “DSSD is complementary to our all-flash and hybrid storage portfolio, and will support the emerging tier of next-generation in-memory and big data workloads. ”

Products based on the new DSSD rack-scale flash storage architecture are expected to be available in 2015 and will be optimized for in-memory databases (e.g., SAP HANA, GemFire), real-time analytics (e.g., risk management, fraud detection, high-frequency applications, Pivotal HD), and high-performance applications used by research and government agencies (e.g., genomics, facial recognition, climate analysis).

Additional information can be found at the EMC website.