Key Features and Benefits

The key features and benefits of HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise include:

  • Integrated platform for Big Data analytics and machine/deep learning:HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise is an infrastructure platform purpose-built for Big Data and/or AI applications—including data science, analytics, machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL)—using enterprise-grade security, networking, and support for a variety of local and remote storage options.
  • Runs on-premises and/or on public cloud virtual machines (VMs): HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise can be deployed on-premises, in the public cloud, or in a hybrid environment that includes both public cloud and on-premises resources.
  • Create virtual clusters: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise uses containers to replicate the functionality of physical clusters while adding flexibility and scalability at reduced cost. You may create, modify, re-prioritize, and remove containerized clusters (referred to as virtual clusters throughout these articles) on demand in response to ever-changing needs within individual business units/departments. HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise reduces time-to-value from months to hours.
  • Multi-tenancy and enterprise-grade security model: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise integrates with enterprise LDAP and Active Directory authentication systems. Administrators can create groupings of users and resources that restrict access to jobs, data, or clusters based on department membership and/or roles. The result is an integrated, secure, multi-tenant infrastructure.
  • Self-service portal: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise includes a self-service web portal that allows users to create and manage clusters, create and manage nodes, run jobs, and view monitoring statistics. User visibility into resources and ability to take action on the platform vary based on each user's role and tenant membership, in accordance with existing enterprise security policies. For example, department administrators can use the portal to provision their own nodes/clusters without impacting nodes/clusters that are assigned to different departments and without having to manage the physical infrastructure.
  • RESTful API: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise supports a RESTful API that surfaces programmable access to the same capabilities available via the self-service portal.
  • Superior performance: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise provides storage I/O optimizations to deliver data to applications without the penalties commonly associated with virtualization or containerization. The CPU cores and RAM in each host are pooled and then partitioned into virtual resource groups based on tenant requirements.
  • Works with existing infrastructure: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise allows your enterprise to repurpose its existing infrastructure investments. HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise can run on your physical and virtualized infrastructure, including CPUs and GPUs, as well as on all three major public clouds (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure). Existing storage protocols are also supported (HDFS, HDFS with Kerberos, and NFS).
  • Reduced IT overhead: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise streamlines operations and reduces IT costs by automating provisioning, unifying management, and supporting push-button upgrades.
  • Increases utilization while lowering costs: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise delivers hardware and operational cost savings while simultaneously eliminating the complexity of managing multiple physical clusters. HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise allows clusters to share a common pool of hardware resources (e.g. CPU and storage).
  • High Availability: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise supports three levels of High Availability (at the platform, virtual cluster, and/or Gateway node level) to provide redundancy and protection.
  • Compute and storage separation: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise supports decoupling of analytical processing from data storage, giving you the ability to independently scale compute and storage capacity instantly on an as-needed basis. This permits more effective utilization of infrastructure resource and reduces overall costs.
  • In-place access to both on-premises enterprise storage and cloud storage: HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise enables you to access and run jobs directly against both existing enterprise-class storage systems and cloud storage systems. The separation of compute and storage provided by HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise means that you don't need to move or duplicate data before running analytics.