Voltaire and Demantra Partner to Provide Advanced Supply Chain Solutions with InfiniBand-Powered Oracle Database 10 g Grids
Voltaire and Demantra announced that the companies are working together to provide advanced enterprise planning solutions based on the Demantra Spectrum( Suite and Voltaire InfiniBand-powered Oracle Database 10 g grids. The joint grid computing solution enables retail and consumer products customers to analyze and respond to market data collected at point-of-sale at greater speeds and at a lower total cost of ownership than ever before.
The grid solution is based on the Demantra Spectrum Suite, which is used by leaders in the food service and manufacturing industries including, Dunkin Donuts, Wendy’s International, Welch’s and Unilever, and on Voltaire’s high performance InfiniBand solutions, which are used by advanced computing facilities and enterprise data centers to provide high speed connectivity for server grids. Leveraging the high speed networking and clustering capabilities of Oracle Database 10 g, the solution unites pools of low cost servers, storage and networks into one large system that dynamically allocates resources to address changing computing needs such as raw data collection and processing, and in-depth analysis and reporting. The combination of Demantra’s Distributed Processing Agent technology, Voltaire InfiniBand and Oracle 10 g delivers high-end analytical and data processing scalability critical to advanced marketing and supply chain solutions, specifically for retail, quick serve restaurants and high-end manufacturing.
“Fortune 1000 companies that are moving towards Oracle database grid solutions as a cost-effective, scalable means to power our planning applications can now gain an even greater competitive advantage by leveraging InfiniBand and Oracle to supply the raw data processing power to match the analytical processing power of our clustered analytical engines,” said Bart Feldman, CTO of Demantra. “Voltaire’s InfiniBand solutions also enable a flexible computing infrastructure that provides the optimal utilization and cost savings our customers require to analyze huge volumes of real-time demand and promotions data.”
“This solution is a tangible way for retailers and manufacturers to realize the power of grid computing,” said Arun Jain, vice president of marketing, Voltaire. “Instead of being constrained by expensive, large SMP severs, organizations now have all of the available tools to scale out and experience the flexibility of InfiniBand grids.”
Voltaire’s complete family of InfiniBand solutions is designed to work with Demantra’s Spectrum Suite and Oracle Database 10 g. Voltaire’s products include the Voltaire InfiniBand switch routers, intelligent IP and Fibre Channel routers, InfiniBand adapters and high performance software stack, and VoltaireVision InfiniBand fabric management software. Demantra’s products include marketing and sales planning, trade promotion management, sales & operations planning, CPFR and demand planning solutions.