8th April 2013
To all news organizations
BroadBand Tower, Inc.
Build Hadoop platform using EMC Isilon scale-out NAS with BroadBand Tower, Inc.. The services provided to customers start in April
～ Addressing the increasing needs of big data analysis ～
We, Creationline, Inc. (Head office: Chiyoda, Tokyo; CEO: Tadahiro Yasuda; Creationline for short), in collaboration with BroadBand Tower, Inc. (Head office: Chiyoda; CEO: Hiroshi Fujiwara; BroadBand Tower for short; Jasdaq code: 3776) will verify the platform in which Hadoop* is directly implemented on ‘EMC Isilon scale-out NAS,’ which is sold by EMC Japan, Inc. (Head office: Shibuya, Tokyo; CEO: Osamu Yamano; EMC Japan for short). We will start provision of the platform to clients from in April 2013. Also, we announce that we form a business tie-up with BroadBand Tower in order to address increasing needs of big data analysis as well as the platform verification.
■Background of the business tie-up
<Background of the market>
As the year 2012 is called ‘the first year of big data business,’ big data management is being paid strong attention from last year. According to Yano Research Institute’s publication, the market of big data will exceed 1 trillion yen in 2020 and utilizing big data analysis for marketing etc. is being focused.
<The significance of the platform>
Correspondence of the products of ‘EMC Isilon scale-out NAS,’ a scale-out type NAS, to HDFS enables to analyze big data without constructing a Hadoop platform on usual server such as IA server. In addition, it enables reduction in additional cost of investment, data protection by end-to-end, facility of operating in Hadoop environment, making it easier for clients using ‘EMC Isilon scale-out NAS’ to construct a big data analysis platform. Hereafter we and BroadBand Tower will utilize the platform for analysis of satellites’ observation information, which we are studying in collaboration with Kyoto University.
■Contents of the business tie-up
Joint develop of ‘Hadoop platform’ utilizing ‘EMC Isilon scale-out NAS.’
■The image of the Hadoop platform utilizing ‘EMC Isilon scale-out NAS
Note: Currently released the latest version of Apache Hadoop is equipped with duplication function of name nodes.
■Comments from CEOs of the companies
BroadBand Tower CEO Mr. Hiroshi Fujiwara states as follows:
‘Currently our industry perceives it significantly important to convert data centers into data banks. The joint development of the big data analysis platform ‘Hadoop platform’ utilizing EMC Isilon scale-out NAS and joint venture with Creationline make a change to the situation where data process is performed by bringing the data to the place where computers are installed, making it possible to perform data analysis at the place where data are accumulated in the future. Also, we expect that the implemented service will pave the way for opening of public data, which the government is aiming to, and full-blown propulsion of the utilization of the data by private sector’.
EMC Japan CEO Mr. Osamu Yamano states as follows:
‘We EMC Japan truly appreciate that BroadBand Tower implements the Hadoop platform on EMC Isilon scale-out NAS and provides platform to its clients. EMC Isilon scale-out NAS accelerates access to a large quantity of important file data and reduces the cost and complexity associated with administration and custody of it by utilizing the innovative cluster storage architecture. In addition, Isilon provides a flexible solution necessary for accelerating applications conducting massive parallel/successive processing’.
Creationline CEO Mr. Tadahiro Yasuda states as follows:
‘In recent years the technology of obtaining various data such as satellites and censors has been improving significantly and the data obtainable has been surging in quantity and diversity. On the other hand, the development of technology dealing with big data represented by EMC Isilon scale-out NAS is astonishing. In such a period, I am very pleased to have the business tie-up with BroadBand Tower, who has knowledge and many achievements on big data. I would like to contribute to further development of big data business by this business tie-up’.
■About BroadBand Tower
Company name: BroadBand Tower, Inc.
Address: Uchisaiwaicho Tokyu Building, 1-3-2 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011, Japan
Representative: CEO Mr. Hiroshi Fujiwara
Foundation: 9th February 2000
URL ： http://www.bbtower.co.jp
BroadBand Tower provides high-level operation technology and highly reliable housing service, Internet connection service, and cloud service. It has assets for network infrastructure service including Internet data center in downtown area with good access and is trusted by a lot of companies including Internet service companies. It also provides big data addressing solutions such as EMC Isilon scale-out NAS by EMC, Inc.
■About EMC Japan
Company name: EMC Japan, Inc.
Address: SHINJUKU MAYNDS TOWER, 2-1-1, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0053 Japan
Representative: CEO Mr. Osamu Yamano
Foundation: 5th January 1994 *Japanese legal entity
URL ： http://japan.emc.com/
EMC Japan assists Japanese clients, from small to large, to solve issues on information infrastructures and contributes to continuation and growth of their business, and to creation of business values.
Company name: Creationline, Inc.
Address: 2F M’s WORKS BLDG, 3-6 Sakuma-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0025 Japan
Representative: CEO Mr. Tadahiro Yasuda
Foundation: January 2006
URL ： /
Creationline has many achievements of undertaking design and construction regarding cloud platform. It is also a sole partner of enStratius, Scalr, and Chef in Japan, and is a group of high-level technicians providing cloud integration. It has achievements of conducting ‘project of researching and studying deregulation and industry creation in medical, nursing, and related areas (research project on medical, nursing, and related service industry creation)’ by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and ‘evaluation of basic function, performance, and reliability of cloud operation administration tools’ entrusted by Information-Technology Promotion Agency (IPA).
It will continue to collect information on cloud around the world and provide beneficial cloud solutions domestically through pioneering new technologies and business tie-ups.
■Related press release
Published on 6th November 2012
BroadBand Tower enter into a joint study contract regarding utilization of satellites information big data with Kyoto University
■Contact for news organizations
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※What is Hadoop?
Hadoop is published as an open source software, is developed by Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and is a software platform (middleware) for conducting efficient distributed processing and administration on big data.
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