Tag: Flash

Iguazio, the Anti-Hadoop, Goes GA

Sep 27, 2017 |

Iguazio’s crusade against the Hadoop ecosystem’s complexity and sluggish performance reached a milestone today when it announced the general availability of its unified data platform. The vendor also revealed that Grab, a Singaporean ride-hailing firm, replaced its AWS-based real-time decision-making engine with Iguazio. Read more…

Only a Fraction of 160 Zettabyte ‘Datasphere’ to Be Stored

Apr 25, 2017 |

Think you’ve seen big data? Think again. The amount of data created in the universe will skyrocket from 16 zettabytes this year to more than 160 zettabytes by 2025, according to a new IDC report sponsored by Seagate. Read more…

Is Spinning Disk Going Extinct? Experts Weigh In

Oct 25, 2016 |

There’s no doubt about it: Spinning disk is getting squeezed. As fast solid state drives (SSDs) get cheaper and tape drives get bigger, the sweet spot where spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) make sense gets smaller every year. Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Which Type of SSD is Best: SATA, SAS, or PCIe?

Dec 3, 2015 |

So you’ve decided to implement solid state drives (SSDs) to speed up your access to data. That’s great! But now comes the tough part: picking the right drive to use. 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. Read more…

Flash and the Future of Storage in a Software-Defined World

Jun 1, 2015 |

 

The ongoing explosion of data is forcing organizations to make tough decisions about how they store information. While petabyte-scale analytic systems like Hadoop will likely continue running on traditional hard disks for the foreseeable future, the migration to solid-state technology and software-defined storage approaches appear inevitable for most other classes of business applications. Read more…