Xyratex and Pentaho Partner to Unlock Big Value From Big Data

        Xyratex and Pentaho Partner to Unlock Big Value From Big Data

First-of-its-kind partnership combines best-of-breed Big Data analytics
capabilities with latest high-performance computing storage technology to
decrease costs and streamline projects

PR Newswire

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Feb. 7, 2013

HAVANT, United Kingdom, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq:
XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced that it
has partnered with Pentaho Corporation, which delivers big data and predictive
analytic solutions from one integrated platform, to develop the industry's
first fully integrated Big Data analytics and scalable storage solutions. The
combined offerings, which will be released later this year, will help
organizations decrease the amount of hardware and software required to
complete major data analysis projects – and unlock the limitless potential of
Big Data while delivering lower total cost of ownership (TCO) to end users.

"The combination of Xyratex and Pentaho will for the first time give users the
ability to manage their vast and growing data challenges on one integrated
platform," said Eddie White, executive vice president of business development
at Pentaho Corporation. "Large data silos, limited to no access for key users
and the complexity and cost of buying separate stand-alone products to manage
data have undermined users' abilities to derive value from Big Data. With our
joint appliances, users will be able to leverage the power and scale of
Hadoop, the incredible performance of the Xyratex ClusterStor™ data storage
family and Pentaho's Business Analytics platform to significantly reduce time
to value and realize optimal business value from their data at the lowest
possible cost."

"This tight integration of the analytics engine and the data storage into the
same solution will remove performance bottlenecks, reduce deployment
complexity, simplify management and ease the scaling of an organization's big
data infrastructure, enabling our customers to garner valuable insights into
their business sooner," said Ken Claffey, senior vice president of the
ClusterStor business at Xyratex. "Today, in collaboration with our partners,
we're helping end users achieve best-in-class performance, reliability and
scalability – including implementing the fastest data storage system in the
world. We're confident that the combined power of our ClusterStor data storage
with Pentaho's leading analytics will re-define what's possible with Big
Data."

Pentaho Business Analytics, which includes the industry's first instant Big
Data discovery application, unifies data integration and business analytics
capabilities into a single modern, highly-embeddable platform. Comprehensive
research carried out by leading analyst firms found Pentaho Business Analytics
to excel in TCO, return on investment (ROI), robust functionality, agility and
overall performance for Big Data, OEM and enterprise users.

ClusterStor delivers a new standard in file system performance, scalability
and efficiency. Its unique architecture brings together what were previously
discrete server, network and storage platforms with their own separate
software layers, into a single integrated modular scale out storage building
block. This innovative approach enables the solution to scale both performance
and capacity while aggressively reducing space, power and administrative
overhead.

About Pentaho Corporation
Pentaho is delivering the future of business analytics. Pentaho's open source
heritage drives our continued innovation in a modern, integrated, embeddable
platform built for the future of analytics, including diverse and big data
requirements. Powerful business analytics are made easy with Pentaho's
cost-effective suite for data access, visualization, integration, analysis and
mining. For a free evaluation, download Pentaho Business Analytics at
www.pentaho.com/get-started.

About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular
solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD)
capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage
platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the
Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As
the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables
disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's
technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of
experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage
systems and manufacturing process technology.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the United
Kingdom, Xyratex has an established global base with R&D and operational
facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.

SOURCE Xyratex Ltd

Website: http://www.xyratex.com
Website: http://www.pentaho.com
Contact: Brad Driver, Vice President of Investor Relations, Xyratex,
+1-510-687-5260, bdriver@xyratex.com, or Mike Stolz, Vice President of
Marketing and Alliances, Xyratex, +1-952-303-4780, mstolz@xyratex.com; or
Michelle Van Jura, Communications, Pentaho Corporation,
communications@pentaho.com, +1-310-420-4062
 
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