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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…

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…

News In Brief

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…

Transforming ‘Data Swamps’ into Data Lakes

Jul 17, 2018 |

Data lakes and the growing number of analytics tools emerging to access their contents are expanding the universe of business users able to reap insights via what a new survey calls “point-and-click” accessibility. Read more…

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…

This Just In

Excelero Receives Strategic Investment from Western Digital

Aug 16, 2018 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2018 —  Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, announced that it received strategic investment funds from Western Digital Capital, the strategic investment fund of Western Digital Corp. Read more…

Alation Named a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

Aug 14, 2018 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 14, 2018 – Alation Inc., the data catalog company, today announced it has been named a Leader for the second consecutive year in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions. Read more…

RAIDIX Releases Free License of New Software RAID for NVMe Storage Devices

Aug 14, 2018 |

Aug. 14, 2018 — RAIDIX ERA aims to maximize the potential of NVMe-compliant equipment widely used as part of server hardware distributed by all major manufacturers. Tested read and write speed exceeds 35 GBps and 4 500 000 IOps per one RAID 6 group consisting of 10 drives installed in 1U size box. Read more…

Advanced HPC Partners with Western Digital to Launch High Availability Storage Solution for Enterprise, AI and Big Data Applications

Aug 14, 2018 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2018 — Advanced HPC, a leading HPC specialist and multi-vertical artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider, today announced the launch of GeminiTM, an enterprise-grade next-gen high availability storage solution featuring a 1U dual controller RAID head and a Western Digital Ultrastar Data60 Hybrid Storage Platform. Read more…

Virtual Instruments and SANBlaze Partner to Bring NVMe Workload Modeling and Analytics to Storage Professionals

Aug 8, 2018 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2018 — Virtual Instruments, a leader in application-centric infrastructure performance management, has announced a new partnership with SANBlaze Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in SAN Emulation and validation technologies and a leading provider of storage solutions for embedded systems. Read more…

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