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Data Science Operationalization in the Spotlight at Leverage Big Data ’16

Jun 9, 2016 |

How do you create business value from data science? It may be easy to answer from a theoretical standpoint, but actually turning data into business value in the real world is another matter entirely. This week, dozens of the brightest minds from the world of big data attended Datanami‘s third annual Leverage Big Data event to discuss their big data experiences and share tips on how to operationalize data science in the real world. The three-day event was well attended Read more…

DDN Weaves a Little HPC Magic Into Its First Commercial NAS Product

Nov 10, 2015 |

DataDirect Networks is a well-known provider of high-end storage solutions for HPC applications that rely on fast parallel file systems, like GPFS and Lustre. The HPC world will definitely benefit from today’s launch of the next-gen DDN14K line. But with the new GS14k, the company is hoping to make a big introductory splash into the network attached storage (NAS) pool by speeding the flow of big data across NFS and CIFS channels. The new GS14k is one of several storage Read more…

DDN Tackles Enterprise Storage Needs as ‘Wolfcreek’ Looms

Jun 30, 2015 |

When it comes to keeping supercomputers fed with data, there are few storage makers that can keep up with DataDirect Networks. But increasingly, DDN is feeling pressure from enterprises that are struggling to keep up with the ongoing data explosion and mixed I/O workloads. That’s where DDN’s forthcoming high-end storage array for the broader enterprise market, codenamed “Wolfcreek,” comes into play. Wolfcreek is DDN‘s next generation converged architecture for enterprise customers. The system borrows technology from DDN’s SFA12k line of Read more…

Leverage Big Data 2015 Yields Insightful Gems

Mar 20, 2015 |

Some of the brightest minds in the big data and HPC communities took the stage this week at Tabor Communications’ second annual Leverage Big Data conference, which took place at the beautiful Ponte Vedra Resort in Florida. From the impact of Hadoop to the cutting edge of FPGA research, attendees shared their big data lessons. Big data is everywhere, said Molly Rector, CMO for DDN, who delivered a keynote Monday night. You may not know it, but whenever you use Read more…

DDN Helps Biotech Researchers Deal with Big Data Pain

Dec 5, 2013 |

Scientific equipment such as gene sequencers and electron microscopes are essential to the work of biotechnology researchers at the University of Florida. However, the latest editions of these pieces of high-tech gear can generate terabytes of data per day. That level of data growth was becoming a burden to the scientists at the university, and led its IT team to DataDirect Networks (DDN) to rethink its storage and computing infrastructure.

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Finland’s Big Data Storage Leap

Mar 29, 2012 |

Finland-based CSC, the government-sponsored Center for Science Ltd., provides the balance between academic and industry R&D and IT resource management in the country. In an effort to address its massive storage needs, the organization announced key multi-million-Euro….

DDN Addresses Scalability Wall

Nov 22, 2011 |

Data Direct Networks (DDN) issued a letter to the high performance computing community this week following the supercomputing industry’s annual conference that addresses the storage side of the big data and exascale eras that are necessitating I/O innovations.

DDN Intros New Big Data Appliances

Nov 9, 2011 |

Today Data Direct Networks unveiled a new product series that focuses on the needs of data-intensive applications. The SFA12K line is aimed at improving latency for big data workloads.

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DDN Joins Active Archive Alliance

Mar 5, 2014 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today took another definitive step in the expansion of its ecosystem for archive solutions by announcing that it is joining the Active Archive Alliance. This latest move underscores DDN’s focus on delivering industry leading end-to-end data management solutions from high performance primary storage to cost effective long-term archive storage.

DDN Introduces Big Data Storage Platform

Nov 19, 2013 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN) maintains its lead in supporting the largest Big Data, High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud and data-intensive environments with the introduction today of its new SFA12K X series (SFA12KX)], the industry’s fastest family of storage appliance platforms.