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Interview with Solix CEO, Sai Gundavelli, CEO and Founder of Solix

Enterprise Archiving Application Based on Apache Hadoop Enables Low Cost Bulk Data Storage

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what Solix is  all about and what do you do?

Sai Gundavelli: Solix Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solutions - we are transforming information management with the first enterprise archiving and data lake application suite for big data, called the Solix Big Data Suite. Solix is helping organizations learn more from their data with enterprise analytics and achieving Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) goals. The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (Solix EDMS) and Solix EDMS Standard Edition enables organizations to improve application performance, meet compliance objectives and reduce the cost of data management across the enterprise.

My responsibility as CEO at Solix is to oversee the vision and strategic direction of the company.

Who is your target audience and how do you intend to reach them?

Gundavelli: We are empowering data management for the Enterprise and have an array of products to fit different enterprise needs and industries including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, telecom and government.

Solix's integrated platform for database archiving and application retirement supports Cloudera as a repository for both unstructured and structured data, which enables applications to scale enterprise-wide and meet the challenges of exploding data growth.

The Hadoop ecosystem is becoming the incumbent data platform. It brings powerful new capabilities for collecting and analyzing data. Solix delivers a platform for database archiving, application retirement, data warehousing and processing for the performance and scalability requirements of today's enterprise.

What are your thoughts on the future of Enterprise archiving and data lake?

Gundavelli: Both Enterprise Archiving and Data Lake on Hadoop offer massively scalable, low cost data storage with the enhanced ability to easily access data by text search as well as structured query.

Are you cloud and infrastructure agonistic? or do you only work with Hadoop infrastructure?

Gundavelli: Solix Big Data Suite runs on Apache Hadoop and is certified on Cloudera CDH 5.4. We support Amazon AWS and Openstack virtualized environments, and  Solix Big Data Suite is also available as an appliance solution.

Is cloud infrastructure on Hadoop cheaper than a traditional data warehouse? If yes, why?

Gundavelli: Apache Hadoop is free and open source, and designed to leverage powerful, new, low-cost infrastructure to deliver massive scalability. Using the MapReduce programming model to process large datasets across distributed compute nodes in parallel, Hadoop delivers highly scalable workload performance and very low cost. Bulk data storage cost on Hadoop may be less than $1,000 per terabyte compared to orders of magnitude higher for tier one infrastructure.

Does Solix technology disrupt the industry? or are you focused on faster and better service?

Gundavelli: Archiving is not a new concept, but now we are running our archiving as an application on Apache Hadoop, and Apache Hadoop is certainly a disruptive new technology.

Who are your competitors, and how do you differentiate from them and their technology?

Gundavelli: We are named a leader in Gartner's magic quadrant report alongside IBM, HP and Informatica. However, we are the only vendor offering Enterprise archiving and Data Lake on Apache Hadoop.

What's your business model?

Gundavelli: Solix Big Data Suite is available as a software license. Solix professional services are available on a project basis.

What can you tell me about the story of the company's founding?

Gundavelli: Solix is located in Santa Clara, CA and I founded the company in 2002. Previously, I was an engineer and early stage employee at Cisco, where I specialized in database management.

What is your distribution model? Where to buy your product?

Gundavelli: Solix operates a direct sales force and a network of resellers worldwide. Sales offices are located in Santa Clara, London, Paris, Dubai, and Hyderabad, and Sydney.

What's next on your product roadmap?

Gundavelli: SAP archiving will be available during the second half of 2015

What else would you like to add?

Gundavelli: Solix is the first packaged application for enterprise archiving and data lake to run on Apache Hadoop. With Apache Hadoop, organizations can dramatically improve data management efficiency, and dramatically reduce the cost of their infrastructure.

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