For the last five years, Hitachi Data Systems has been following a three-step vision and strategy that was defined by our CEO, Jack Domme, which he first presented at an Executive Advisory Board in August 2010.


The foundation for this vision and strategy starts with a continuous infrastructure that enables the non-disruptive access to data, applications, and information over a virtualized infrastructure. The second step was a content management system for structured and unstructured data, that could scale from edge, to core, to public cloud and be accessible anywhere, any time, over any device. The third step was information intelligence that can aggregate, identify, and analyze the data and information served up by the infrastructure and content management.




Our storage, server, virtualization and converged solutions give our customers a solid infrastructure platform. Our content management system built around Hitachi Content Platform gives our users a complete solution from secure file sync/share on mobile devices, remote self service edge filers, core content repositories, to private clouds and hybrid/public clouds, all under one management.

Industry analysts like Gartner, Forrester and influencers like The Register and Storage Switzerland recognize our success in executing on these first two steps.


What may not be as well known is our progress on the third step, information intelligence. Aside from our success with SAP HANA on our converged UCP platform, and big data projects with our parent company like the UK Intercity “train as a service” project, not much has been publicized. That has dramatically changed in the last year. As a result of the following announcements our three step looks like this today.




Some of the key announcement links are listed below. One of major announcements was the promotion of Jack Domme our CEO to executive officer of our parent company, Hitachi Ltd. In his expanded role he will function as a representative of the Hitachi group and focus on growing the Hitachi Social Innovation business as well as allocating investments in new strategic growth areas.


When Bloomberg published an article on our engineering partnership to develop Hadoop technology with HortonWorks on February 12,


Merv Adrian of Gartner tweeted:

“Hitachi Data Systems is on fire - partnering, acquiring and generally disrupting. Will it work? We’ll have to watch”


This was before the announcement of our intent to acquire Pentaho!


The following are recent press releases that show our progress in the third step of our strategy:


March 2015


February 2015

Hitachi Data Systems Announces Intent to Acquire Oxya to Help Customers Achieve Cloud Flexibility, Control and Improved Economics for SAP Environments


Hitachi Data Systems Announces Intent to Acquire Pentaho to Deliver More Value from Big Data and the Internet of Things That Matter

Hitachi Appoints Jack Domme as Chief Executive for the Americas             


October 2014

Hitachi Data Systems Launches New Public Safety and Smart City Solutions


September 2014

Hitachi Data Systems And Clarion Join Forces To Accelerate The Development Of Connected Cars


July 2014

Hospitals to Gain Unprecedented Performance of their Epic Electronic Medical Records Systems with Hitachi Unified Storage VM with Flash Acceleration


Austrian Retail Giant SPAR Chooses SAP HANA Infrastructure from Hitachi Data Systems and Imtech to Better Service Customers and Stay Ahead of the Competition


June 2014

Hitachi Delivers SAP® Business Suite in Secure, Multitenancy Environments


April 2014

Hitachi Data Systems Addresses Global Big Data Challenges in Media Workflows at NAB 2014 Conference