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Hitachi says intelligent add-on to its HCP platform an industry first


November 16, 2016  


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Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.,  announced Hitachi Content Intelligence, an addition to its Hitachi Content Portfolio (HCP) storage platform, which the company said can “transform data into relevant business information and deliver it to the right people, when it matters most.”

According to HDS, it addresses the challenges of exploring and discovering “relevant, valuable and factual information across the growing number of data producers and siloed repositories that plague organizations today. By aggregating multi-structured data, Hitachi Content Intelligence enables insights to be surfaced faster, data management and governance to be more complete, and to understand the distribution of organizational data based on its value to the business.”

It is, the firm added, the industry’s only object storage portfolio with search and analytics capabilities.

Paul Lewis, chief technology officer at Hitachi Canada said that “for today’s enterprises, data is the most strategic asset, and connecting the right people to the right data in a timely and meaningful way is critical to staying relevant and competitive in their market segment. Hitachi Content Intelligence lets customers organize, transform and package organizational data into factual information, making it invaluable to the business.”

With it, the company said organization can:

  • Improve employee productivity and efficiency by “creating a standard and consistent enterprise search process across the entire IT environment.”
  • Empower all levels of the organization with an “out-of-the-box data exploration experience” that includes support for detailed queries and ad hoc natural language searches.
  • Discover new insights faster through automated extraction, classification, enrichment and categorization of all of their data.
  • Minimize business risk and exposure from data that is inaccessible, dark, or has been lost, while improving the operational effectiveness of the business.
  • Optimize existing infrastructure by identifying infrequently accessed data and automate its relocation to a lower-cost object storage tier.

In a recent white paper, HDS said that organizations are “swiftly assessing and adopting new technologies and information management practices to defend against and ultimately transcend digital disruptors that are emerging across every industry.

“Pressure is mounting from internal and external influences alike. IT is in the position to define and lead the digital transformation strategy for the organization. Initiatives such as cloud, big data, mobile and social are no longer just buzz, but imminent.”