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Advance Your Data Analytics Performance in a ‘Flash’

Jul 28, 2016 |

According to Deep Thought, the supercomputer from the sci-fi classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the meaning of life is the number 42. This goes to show that simply having data doesn’t necessarily translate to valuable insights. Read more…

Supercharging Apache Spark with Flash and NoSQL

Jul 21, 2016 |

Apache Spark has become the defacto standard computational engine in the big data world. But as an in-memory technology, Spark has limitations. One of the ways people are getting around those limitations is by pairing Spark with superfast, Flash-based NoSQL databases, including key-value stores. Read more…

Will the Fall of ‘Society’s Genome’ Trigger the Next Dark Age?

Jun 20, 2016 |

Over the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed a remarkable transformation of our society, and digital information is at the very heart of it. But what if we were to suddenly lose all this data that we’ve amassed, or a big chunk of it? Read more…

The Growing Menace of Data Hoarding

Jun 13, 2016 |

One of the downsides of living and working in a data-rich environment is the desire to squirrel away every last bit and byte for future use. Thanks to cheap storage systems such as Amazon S3 and Hadoop, it’s technically possible to store every piece of data you’ve collected. Read more…

Spark Makes Inroads into NoSQL Ecosystem

Jun 6, 2016 |

Apache Spark may have gained fame for being a better and faster processing engine than MapReduce running in Hadoop clusters. But the in-memory software is increasingly finding use outside of Hadoop, including integration with operational NoSQL databases. Read more…

News In Brief

New Flash from IBM Targets Unstructured Data Analytics

Jul 26, 2016 |

JBOF (“jay-boff”), or Just A Bunch of Flash, may sound like a pejorative acronym. But when industry analyst Randy Kerns, senior strategist at Evaluator Group, used it in reference to new flash storage technology announced today by IBM, he meant it in a favorable way. Read more…

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

May 17, 2016 |

DDN, a high-end storage standard bearer, this morning joined the ranks of storage vendors offering new all-flash technology with the launch of Flashscale, a family of all-flash, scale-out and scale-up products designed for read, write and mixed workloads for enterprise data analytics, web scale cloud and HPC environments. Read more…

Exascale Storage Targets Big Data Archives

Apr 21, 2016 |

With exascale computing comes the requirement for exascale storage. Such a storage platform has emerged in the form of what is touted as the largest capacity tape storage library aimed initially at media and entertainment companies but also targeting HPC applications. Read more…

Storage Approach Mimics DNA in Fossils

Apr 11, 2016 |

Researchers in Switzerland focusing on biological storage mechanisms say they have demonstrated a way to store and retrieve data in the form of genetic material.

Investigators at ETH Zurich sought to leverage DNA’s ability to store large amounts of information in a compact way while overcoming errors encountered in retrieving data due to chemical degradation and mistakes in DNA sequencing. Read more…

Transactional Streaming? You Need State

Mar 28, 2016 |

The distinction between traditional operational systems and event/stream processing has begun to blur. Stream-oriented approaches offer novel ways to build applications that yesterday would have used a more traditional stack, such as LAMP or something similar. Read more…

This Just In

The ASF Announces Apache Kudu as a Top-Level Project

Jul 25, 2016 |

FOREST HILL, Md., July 25 — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache Kudu has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles. Read more…

The Scripps Research Institute Leverages DDN Storage

Jul 21, 2016 |

July 21 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), one of the world’s largest independent organizations focusing on biomedical research, has deployed DDN’s end-to-end data management solutions, including high performance SFA7700X file storage automatically tiered to WOS object storage archive, to support fast analysis and cost-effective retention of research data produced by cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM). Read more…

Global Corporation Selects Attunity Replicate for Hadoop

Jul 19, 2016 |

BURLINGTON, Mass.July 19 — Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ: ATTU), a leading provider of Big Data management software solutions, announced today that a global corporation (the “Company”) has chosen Attunity Replicate for Hadoop as a strategic technology to enable large-scale data ingest for the Company’s corporate data lake and for customer analytics projects. Read more…

Northern Arizona University Deploys NexentaStor

Jul 13, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13 — Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced Northern Arizona University (NAU) has deployed NexentaStor to handle the extensive datasets involved in research conducted at the university. Read more…

DDN to Open Advanced Technology Research and Development Centre in Paris

Jul 5, 2016 |

July 5 — DataDirect Networks (DDN), responding to strong demand in the French market and across Europe for high performance big data storage solutions, today announced it has relocated and expanded its Paris office to provide ample space for its new European Advanced Technology Research and Development (R&D) Centre and fast-paced staff growth. Read more…