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Inside Hitachi Vantara’s Very Ambitious Data Agenda

Oct 1, 2018 |

FPGAs and object storage systems. NVMe storage and ML model management. IoT edge computing and converged server infrastructure. It would be a big understatement to say that Hitachi Vantara has a lot going on, but it also might be why the company is so interesting to watch, and why you might want to keep an eye on it, too. Read more…

The Future of Storage: Software

Aug 3, 2018 |

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 of what is possible. Read more…

The Future of Storage: Hardware

Jul 26, 2018 |

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 memory (NVM) technologies, running both on-premise and in the cloud. Read more…

Q&A With a MongoDB CTO

Jun 29, 2018 |

When it comes to database companies, few have had as good a run as MongoDB over the past year. With an IPO last fall and a cloud business that’s booming, the New York City firm is flying high. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Cloud Data Warehouse Gets New Analytics Interface

Nov 13, 2018 |

Analytics interface vendors continue to offer easy-to-use tools designed to allow more business users to query data, especially data increasingly stored in a growing number of cloud data warehouses. Among the goals is simplifying business intelligence to accelerate access to cloud data. Read more…

Cloudian Sees $94M for Object Funding

Aug 29, 2018 |

One of Cloudian’s customers has 80 petabytes data under management on Cloudian’s object storage software, which would qualify as “big data” in most people’s dictionaries. Now the San Mateo, California company has another big number to share: Read more…

Azure SQL Warehouse Gets New Data Link

Aug 17, 2018 |

Data integrators continue to roll out connections between huge data stores and public cloud data warehouses. The latest comes from Talend, which this week unveiled a data fabric “uploader” designed to help ingest big data to Microsoft’s upgraded cloud analytics platform, Azure SQL data warehouse. Read more…

Inside Fortnite’s Massive Data Analytics Pipeline

Jul 31, 2018 |

With 125 million players around the world, Fortnite has set a new standard of success for massively multi-player games. But pulling together all the servers, databases, and data pipelines to manage 92 million events per minute was no small feat, as Epic Games’ Read more…

Qlik Acquires Data Manager

Jul 24, 2018 |

Big data vendors seeking to diversify keep getting bigger, the latest example being data analytics vendor Qlik’s acquisition of enterprise data management startup Podium Data.

Qlik, Radnor, PA, said this week the acquisition of Podium Data would accelerate its shift beyond data analytics as it pursues a multi-cloud strategy aimed at helping customers squeeze more value out of data that can then be used across organizations. Read more…

This Just In

Pure Storage Names Cathleen Southwick CIO

Dec 4, 2018 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.Dec. 4, 2018 — Pure Storage, the all-flash storage leader that helps innovators build a better world with data, today announced the appointment of Cathleen “Cathy” Read more…

Cirrascale Cloud Services Adds NVMe Hot Tier Storage Offering Powered by WekaIO

Dec 3, 2018 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 — Cirrascale Cloud Services, a premier provider of multi-GPU deep learning cloud solutions, today announced the addition of a specialized NVMe hot tier storage offering powered by WekaIO Matrix to its cloud services platform. Read more…

Amazon Web Services Announces Eight New Storage Services and Capabilities

Nov 29, 2018 |

SEATTLE, Nov. 29, 2018 — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced eight new storage services and capabilities, including:

  • Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering is a new Amazon S3 storage class that automatically optimizes customers’ storage costs for data with unknown or changing access patterns by moving data to the most cost-effective storage tier
  • Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive is a new storage class that delivers the lowest cost storage from any cloud provider at just $0.00099 per GB-month (less than one-tenth of one cent, or $1 per TB-month)
  • Amazon S3 Batch Operations is a bulk storage management and automation feature that makes it easy for customers to execute AWS Lambda functions or apply other changes to billions of objects
  • Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed Windows-based shared file storage designed to help customers lift-and-shift their applications to AWS
  • Amazon FSx for Lustre is a fully managed file system that is optimized for compute-intensive workloads, such as high-performance computing, machine learning, and media data processing workflows
  • Amazon EFS Infrequent is a new storage class for Amazon EFS that is designed for files accessed less frequently, enabling customers to reduce storage costs by up to 85% compared to the EFS Standard storage class
  • AWS DataSync is a data transfer service that uses network accelerations to make it easy for customers to automate moving data between on-premises storage and Amazon S3 or Amazon EFS
  • AWS Transfer for SFTP is a fully managed service that enables customers to transfer files directly into and out of Amazon S3 using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)—also known as Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol

To get started with the new AWS storage services and features visit:  Read more…

Utah Dept. of Technology Services Deploys Cloudian Object Storage to Help State Agencies Cut Storage Costs

Nov 28, 2018 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 — Cloudian, a leading provider of enterprise object storage systems, has announced that the Utah Department of Technology Services has deployed Cloudian HyperStore storage appliances, resulting in cost savings of up to 75 percent when compared with traditional SAN and NAS storage. Read more…

DDN Storage and CSIR-CEERI Enter Partnership to Provide AI as a Service Solutions

Nov 27, 2018 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 — DataDirect Networks (DDN), a market leader of at-scale storage solutions, today announced a new collaboration with Council of Scientific Industrial Research – Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI), focused on an objective to design, test and execute computation and storage solutions that will enable artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) workloads. Read more…

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