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The Modernization Dilemma: Breaking the Myths of On-Premise Versus Cloud Storage

Aug 15, 2016 |

Several years into the cloud computing revolution, the general assumption in enterprises is that cloud storage is better storage. It can be easy to implement, eliminates much of the burden on IT departments, and can be more cost-effective. 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…

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…

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

Primary Data Launches DataSphere

Aug 25, 2016 |

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Aug. 25 — At the VMworld 2016 U.S. conference next week, Primary Data is introducing its new DataSphere data orchestration platform to automate IT storage services and ensure applications meet business objectives by uniting enterprises’ Read more…

Teradata Announces New Deployment Options for Aster Analytics

Aug 24, 2016 |

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 24 — Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytics solutions company, today announced important new deployment options for Teradata Aster Analytics, the world’s most advanced multi-genre analytics engine:  Read more…

Nimble Storage Predictive All Flash Arrays Achieve Certified Integration With SAP HANA

Aug 24, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 24 — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the leader in predictive flash storage, today announced that its Predictive AF-Series All Flash arrays are now certified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA platform. Read more…

Caringo Unveils SwarmNFS

Aug 23, 2016 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 23 — Caringo today announced Caringo SwarmNFS, the first lightweight file protocol converter to bring the benefits of scale-out object storage — including built-in data protection, high-availability, and powerful metadata — to NFSv4. Read more…

Hortonworks Announces Hadoop Summit Melbourne

Aug 18, 2016 |

SYDNEY, Australia, Aug. 18 — Host Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) today announced the first Asia-Pacific Hadoop Summit taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Hadoop Summit is the premier industry event for those seeking best practices about the transformational impact of big data on organizations.  Read more…