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Power Laws and the Never-Ending Big Data Boom

Jun 20, 2018 |

We’re about a decade into the big data boom, which may seem like a lifetime for those who have worked through it. But in many ways, we’re just getting started with what big data and AI technology is capable of giving us, Forrester principal analyst Brian Hopkins said at Hortonworks DataWorks Summit yesterday. Read more…

Data Regulation D-Day Arrives: Final Thoughts on GDPR

May 24, 2018 |

Finally, after years of waiting, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect tomorrow, dramatically changing the rules for what you can and can’t do with the personal data of European citizens. Read more…

Go Fast and Win: The Big Data Analytics of F1 Racing

Apr 19, 2018 |

What’s the secret to winning in Formula One racing? Simple: Go faster than everybody else. But finding a lasting recipe for success on the racetrack today requires getting hundreds of variables right, so it’s no wonder that F1 teams are turning to big data analytics for help. Read more…

How Erasure Coding Changes Hadoop Storage Economics

Feb 7, 2018 |

The introduction of erasure coding with Hadoop 3.0 will allow users to cram up to 50% more data into the same cluster. That’s great news for users who are struggling to store all their data. Read more…

Five Tips for Winning at Data Governance

Feb 1, 2018 |

By now, you’ve hopefully realized that having a great data analytics strategy also requires having a good data governance strategy. After all, if your data is ungovernable, then the analytics you’re running atop it will be untrustworthy at the end of the day. Read more…

News In Brief

HPE Moves Processing Closer to Data

Jun 22, 2018 |

Amid a flurry of cloud and networking initiatives announced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise was a commitment to invest $4 billion over the next four years to develop new technologies and services that would connect soaring data volumes at the network edge to “any cloud.”

The company (NYSE: Read more…

IBM Bolsters Storage with AI, De-Dupe, and Cloud DR

May 10, 2018 |

Organizations today are struggling to keep up with the massive amount of data they’re generating and collecting, and in some cases they’re close to maxing out their existing storage. In a way it’s good news for storage providers, but IBM says it wants to help customers by taking a smart approach to minimizing their data and maximizing their storage investment. Read more…

Microsoft Azure Data Warehouse Gets a Tune Up

May 1, 2018 |

Microsoft is keeping pace in the cloud data warehouse race with the release of its next-generation Azure SQL data warehouse which it promotes as an optimized computing tier.

Microsoft said its massively-parallel processing engine for cloud data warehousing boosts query performance over the previous generation platform by a factor of five. Read more…

Scality Adds New Investor in Latest Funding Round

Apr 18, 2018 |

Scality, the software-defined object and cloud storage vendor, is extending its push into the multi-cloud data control sector with the closing of a $60 million funding round.

The storage management and infrastructure vendor said Tuesday (April 17) its latest round added new investor Harbert European Growth Capital along with existing investors and company executives. Read more…

Survey: Excel Remains Go-To Data Prep Tool

Apr 2, 2018 |

Skyrocketing data volumes and a complex mix of data types are bogging down data preparation and processing efforts, according to a recent overview of enterprise data quality.

The snapshot released by data prep vendor Paxata surprisingly found that about two-thirds of the organizations it surveyed late last year are still relying profiling tools like Excel spreadsheets to help ingest and profile data. Read more…

This Just In

State of California Selects ENS-Inc.’s Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) Offering Powered by Cloudian

Jun 21, 2018 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 21, 2018 — Cloudian, an innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, announced that its HyperStore products have been deployed by Enterprise Networking Solutions Inc. Read more…

Toshiba Memory Unveils New Category of SAS SSDs

Jun 21, 2018 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2018 — Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, unveiled a new, game-changing category of SAS SSDs expected to replace SATA SSDs in server applications. Read more…

Qumulo Releases Nearline Archive Series

Jun 19, 2018 |

SEATTLE, June 19, 2018 — Qumulo, Inc., a leader in file storage for the cloud era, is addressing archive file storage with the release of the Qumulo Nearline Archive Series. Read more…

Qumulo Raises $93 Million in Series D Funding

Jun 6, 2018 |

SEATTLE, June 6, 2018 — Qumulo, Inc., a pioneer and leader in file storage for the cloud era, today announced that the company has closed $93 million in Series D funding. Read more…

Quantum Joins iRODS Consortium; Testing Completed for Xcellis Scale-out NAS With iRODS Platform

Jun 4, 2018 |

SAN JOSE, Calif.June 4, 2018 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced the company has joined the iRODS Consortium, the foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). Read more…

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