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2017 Press Releases

November 23, 2017

Lenovo Selects Alluxio for Data Management of Worldwide Smartphone Data

Lenovo announced that it can now seamlessly and securely access data from data centers worldwide without labor-intensive and error-prone ETL, making it available to analytics running in a single data center at in-memory speeds with Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE). Alluxio, the company that developed the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed, now provides Lenovo the data management layer for all of their smartphone data collected worldwide which includes more than 600 million customers.

“Analyzing the petabyte-level data located in multiple data centers worldwide is critical for us to understand and improve the usability and reliability of our products,” said Chentao Yu, executive director of the Big Data Business Unit at Lenovo. “With Alluxio, Lenovo has built a big data infrastructure to meet the manageability, performance, and scalability requirements across our business.”

Lenovo has operations in more than 60 countries and sells its products in around 160 countries. Lenovo's principal facilities are in Beijing and Morrisville, with research centers in China, Japan and the United States. Lenovo entered the smartphone market in 2012 and quickly became the largest vendor of smartphones in mainland China. On 29 January 2014, Google announced it would sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion.

As a global computing technology supplier, Lenovo has 10 data centers worldwide collecting petabytes of data. The smartphone data is processed on Lenovo’s Enterprise Analytic Platform to surface information on log analytics, what apps are most popular and more. Therefore, by using Alluxio AEE as the data management layer to unify data for computation, Lenovo was able to operationalize the data in these data centers and make it easily and instantly available at in-memory speed.

The security capabilities in AEE ensured that the data access met Lenovo enterprise security requirements in different countries and jurisdictions worldwide to satisfy the strictest government regulatory compliance policies. Furthermore, AEE also provides seamless data management capability and provides an easy-to-install integrated package, with an administrative interface as well as mission-critical features such as enterprise security, data replication and enterprise-grade support and professional services.

“Organization are increasingly leveraging big data to provide key insights and value for their business,” said Haoyuan Li, CEO of Alluxio Inc. “Alluxio’s ability to unify data from different data sources and enterprise grade security features enables Lenovo to meet their growing need for scalability and security while adhering to regulations and requisite security and governance practices.”

With AEE, Lenovo was able to access and transform massive amounts of mobile data into valuable insights to further improve product quality and reliability. Now Lenovo can access, store, and manage data across worldwide data centers securely without a needed for data duplication.