Cray Launches New Division Aimed At Big Data

Supercomputer maker Cray said this morning that it has launched a new division, YarcData, focused on the "Big Data" segment of the market. As part of the new division, Cray said it named Arvind Parthasarathi as Senior Vice President and General Manager of YarcData. Parthasarathi was previously at Informatica, and also served at i2 Technologies and Oracle. The new division looks to tap into the market for business intelligence and analytics--or "big data"--which is increasingly being used by companies in the retail, financial services, life sciences, and other industries for gaining insight into their businesses. Cray said it has "significant experience" in data-intensive environments, which it say sit can apply to the Big Data market.