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Amazon S3 Dominance Spawns Storage Challengers

Sep 20, 2017 |

When it comes to storing data, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a runaway success. With trillions of files under management spanning many exabytes worth of data, S3 is the largest digital storage system in the known universe. Read more…

Drones and GPUs Provide AI Boost for Inspection Firm

Sep 7, 2017 |

A company backed by GE’s venture capital arm is using NVidia GPUs, deep learning frameworks, and drones to automate the inspection of physical assets in the oil and gas, electrical distribution, and transportation industries. Read more…

Cutting through the APM Complexity with Data

Aug 21, 2017 |

Today’s IT is disjointed and more complex than ever before. Application performance is a critical measure of customer experience, and is now defined by various elements including cloud infrastructure, software, APIs, microservices and network performance. Read more…

Containerized Spark Deployment Pays Dividends

Aug 7, 2017 |

Hadoop has emerged as a general purpose big data operating system that can perform a range of tasks and run all kinds of processing engines. But all that power and flexibility comes with a cost, which is something that one prominent healthcare analytics firm decided it didn’t want to pay anymore. Read more…

Hacker Hunting: Combatting Cybercrooks with Big Data

Jul 13, 2017 |

When it comes to cybersecurity, the big data explosion represents both a liability and an asset. On the one hand, big collections of data represent a treasure trove that hackers would love to get their dirty little mitts on. Read more…

News In Brief

IBM Offers Cloud Storage Via UPS

Sep 18, 2017 |

The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to “transport” data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. Read more…

Data Recovery Gets Speed, Security Boost

Aug 14, 2017 |

The rise of sophisticated cyber attacks such as ransomware is fueling demand for data backup and recovery platforms that can help companies quickly get back on their feet after an attack. Read more…

IBM Storage Breakthrough Paves Way for 330TB Tape Cartridges

Aug 7, 2017 |

IBM announced last week a new record for magnetic tape storage that it says will keep tape storage density on a Moore’s law-like path far into the next decade. In collaboration with Sony, IBM scientists recorded 201 gigabits on one square inch of prototype magnetic tape, achieving a 20x improvement over the areal density used in current state of the art enterprise tape drives. Read more…

Scality Targets Multi-Cloud Data Storage

Jul 11, 2017 |

As more enterprises adopt a multi-cloud strategy designed in part to avoid vendor lock-in, cloud storage vendors are responding with tools aimed at controlling and parsing data, especially the unstructured variety, while leveraging public and private cloud scaling advantages. Read more…

This Just In

Vexata Launches with $54M in Venture Funding

Sep 21, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif.Sept 20, 2017 — After almost four years in semi-stealth mode, Vexata launched today with $54 million in funding from Mayfield, Intel Capital, Lightspeed Ventures and Redline Capital. Read more…

Seagate and Baidu to Cooperate on Big Data Analysis and Advanced Storage Implementation

Sep 18, 2017 |

BEIJING, Sept. 18, 2017 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement with Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the leading Chinese language internet search provider, covering the fields of information technology, big data analysis and advanced storage system development and implementation. Read more…

GridGain Systems Experts Help Businesses Harness the Power of In-Memory Computing

Sep 14, 2017 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 — GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today highlighted its ongoing commitment to leadership in the in-memory computing industry. Read more…

Vexata Announces Reference Architecture For SAS Analytics

Sep 12, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif.Sept. 12, 2017 — Vexata (@VexataCorp), a leader in high performance data storage infrastructure for enterprise and cloud datacenters, announced today the availability of its industry-leading SAS analytics reference architecture based on the groundbreaking Vexata VX-100F Flash Storage System powered by VX-OS software. Read more…

GridGain Systems Ranks #187 on Inc. 500 List

Aug 17, 2017 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 — GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today announced that it has been named to the 36th annual Inc. Read more…