Hitachi Vantara Expands Lumada Portfolio To Accelerate Data Innovation Through DataOps


LAS VEGAS  Oct. 9, 2019 – Today at NEXT 2019, Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced the expansion of the Lumada platform services and solutions portfolio to help customers across industries break down data silos and drive more innovation through DataOps. Hitachi is now extending Lumada’s capabilities beyond the internet of things (IoT) for enterprise and industrial customers to address the data challenges common to customers in any industry and for any use case.

Organizations today see the potential for analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and new digital business models to transform their operations, but their existing data management tools and processes aren’t keeping up with the pace and complexity of modern digital business. New Lumada solutions address this need by enabling intelligent data operations, or DataOps, a collaborative data management practice that employs policy-based, automated approaches to help enterprises improve efficiency and drive innovation by getting the right data to the right place at the right time.

New and updated Lumada offerings include:

Lumada Data Services, a set of software services that help customers manage increasingly complex data ecosystems with an intelligent data foundation. Interoperating with Hitachi’s proven technologies for object storage, data integration and analytics – underpinning Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), Pentaho and Lumada – customers can now cost-effectively govern and manage all their data assets, including structured and unstructured, across data center, cloud and edge locations. Policy-based automation tools orchestrate enterprise data flows to deliver on cost savings, compliance and business growth demands.

Lumada Data Lake, an innovative, “smart” data lake offering that is self-optimizing – and which intelligently places data sets in an optimal location – continuously curates to avoid data swamps and is readily accessible to analytics anywhere.

Lumada Edge Intelligence, a new set of software and validated edge hardware devices that enable organizations to manage data and analytics at the network edge for digital use cases such as IoT, connected products, immersive customer experiences, remote and disconnected sites, and branch offices.

“Organizations today are implementing digital strategies to improve their operations and customer interactions. As they do, they’re realizing that traditional approaches to managing data aren’t working for them,” said Brad Surak, chief product and strategy officer at Hitachi Vantara. “They need more automated, policy-based approaches that enable an adaptable and governed data fabric supply chain across their enterprise. With this announcement Hitachi is expanding Lumada to address the modern requirements of collaborative data management for the AI era.”

“Firms that invest in big data fabric architecture will democratize data to support new business insights, customer analytics, personalization, and real-time and predictive analytics,” wrote Noel Yuhanna, principal analyst, enterprise architecture, in the May 2019 Forrester report, Big Data Fabric 2.0 Drives Data Democratization. “They will be able to respond more quickly to business needs and competitive threats.”