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HPE Guarantees 100% Uptime with Primera Storage

Enterprises will no longer need to compromise between agility and reliability when it comes to their high-end storage environments according to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which today unveiled Primera, a new high-end sto Read more…

The Future of Storage: Software

In the previous story in this series, we looked at innovations occurring in storage hardware. Now it's time to turn our attention to what's going on in storage software, where innovation continues to push the boundaries Read more…

Yellowbrick Claims Flash Breakthrough with MPP Database

Yellowbrick Data emerged with a bang from stealth today by pairing a new massively parallel processing (MPP) analytic database designed to run exclusively on NVMe flash drives along with a claim that it alone has finally Read more…

The Future of Storage: Hardware

Fueled by massive growth in data creation, the state of data storage hardware is evolving at a considerable rate at the moment. Much of the innovation occurring today is tied to solid state flash drives and non-volatile Read more…

Iguazio, the Anti-Hadoop, Goes GA

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, Read more…

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

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. Luc Read more…

Is Spinning Disk Going Extinct? Experts Weigh In

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 Read more…

Advance Your Data Analytics Performance in a ‘Flash’

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 Read more…

New Flash from IBM Targets Unstructured Data Analytics

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 anno Read more…

Supercharging Apache Spark with Flash and NoSQL

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 Sp Read more…

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

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 f Read more…

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

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. There are a variety of types of SSDs, including those Read more…

DDN Tackles Enterprise Storage Needs as ‘Wolfcreek’ Looms

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 wit Read more…

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

  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 har Read more…

Put a Data Warehouse In Your Operational Data Store, MemSQL Says

MemSQL is one of a new class of in-memory relational databases that's gaining momentum for its capability to ingest and analyze large amounts of data in near real time. With today's unveiling of MemSQL 3.0, the NewSQL database gets a new Flash-based columnar store designed to store and analyze historical data too. It's all about enabling organizations to make the best decisions as fast as possible. Read more…

Novel Storage Technique Speeds Big Data Processing

Between the data deluge and the proliferation of uber-connected devices, the amount of data that must be stored and processed has exploded to a mind-boggling degree. One commonly cited statistic from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt holds that every two days humankind creates as much information as it did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. Read more…

Cisco Jumps Into the All-Flash Storage Array Game

There’s a new kid in the all-flash storage array business that's not really a kid at all. Networking giant, Cisco has signaled their intention of becoming a player in the budding flash arena with the acquisition of the all-flash storage vendor, WHIPTAIL. Announced last week, the acquisition will come with a price tag of approximately $415 million dollars and is expected to finish in Q1 of 2014. Read more…

Achieving Low Latency: The Fall and Rise of Storage Caching

The caching of content from disk storage to high-speed memory is a proven technology for reducing read latency and improving application-level performance. The problem with traditional caching, however, is one of scale: Random access memory, typically used for caches, is limited to Gigabytes, while hard disk drive-based storage exists on the order of Terabytes. Is it time for flash memory to step in? Read more…

ABBA Seeks to Top Charts with Flash

ABBA is the source of more than just upbeat disco grooves. These days, the band’s acronym is being revived to back an EMC project that hopes to use Flash technology to spin big data into fast data. Although we too agree that there's just not enough gold iamé in data-intensive computing R&D, there.... Read more…

Big Data and The SSD Mystique

This week Josh Goldstein argues that big data is an area that can truly benefit from storage innovation based on SSDs. He claims that many organizations are currently constrained in the types of analytics they’re able to perform because it is impossible or uneconomical to perform the queries using today’s storage technology – even when accelerated by SSDs.... Read more…

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