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SUSE is Platform of Choice for Big Data Innovators

Enterprise Linux platform and tools make SUSE ideal foundation for Big Data solution providers

Nuremberg, Germany
March 28, 2013

SUSE today announced its enterprise Linux platform is a preferred OS for running Big Data solutions among top Big Data solution providers. In cooperation with SAP, Teradata, Cloudera, Hortonworks, WANdisco, InterSystems Corporation and Intel, SUSE helps organizations innovate, address customer needs and quickly respond to competitive threats by rapidly processing huge sets of varied data across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is designed to harness the volume and velocity of Big Data. As a result, enterprise Linux products from SUSE have been chosen to run today's most innovative Big Data technologies including in-memory database, data warehouse and Apache Hadoop-based solutions.

"Organizations are finding many challenges in combining Big Data with traditional RDBMS data resources," said Jean S. Bozman, vice president of enterprise server research, IDC. "SUSE's long-time experience forming strategic partnerships focusing on high-performance and high-availability makes SUSE a solid foundation for companies selecting solutions to address Big Data."

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the recommended and supported operating system for use with SAP HANA®, the real-time database platform that streamlines analytics, planning and predictive and sentiment assessments to allow business to operate in real time.

Teradata delivers its entire portfolio of solutions exclusively on SUSE Linux Enterprise, including the Teradata aster Big Analytics Appliance, which brings together open source Apache Hadoop and Teradata Aster into a single highly integrated appliance based on SUSE Linux Enterprise.

"SUSE is an open-source partner that works closely with Teradata to deliver value to our joint customers. The partnership provides truly enabling technology to help customers exploit big data opportunities," said Scott Gnau, president of Teradata Labs. "Our tight engineering relationship with SUSE enables Teradata to drive performance and functionality across all of our data warehouse platforms and solutions enabling "right-time" analytics supported by all data sources and types. These industry-leading capabilities include the remarkable performance and flexibility of Teradata hybrid-storage systems and the efficient allocation of all system resources through powerful workload management."

In addition to long-time partnerships with SAP and Teradata, SUSE recently expanded its Big Data partner ecosystem to include the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop, InterSystems Corporation, Cloudera, Hortonworks and WANdisco—all of whom offer Big Data solutions fully supported on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

"The explosion of data in the enterprise and the opportunity to mine it for valuable business information has resulted in huge interest in Big Data solutions from our customers," said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing, SUSE. "Our partnerships with market leaders like SAP and Teradata mean that thousands of businesses worldwide are already deploying SUSE Linux Enterprise Server today as the foundation for their Big Data solutions."

More information about how organizations are using SUSE Linux Enterprise as the foundation for Big Data solutions can be found at

About SUSE

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed—today and tomorrow. For more information, visit us at

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