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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…

Wrestling Data Chaos in Object Storage

Jan 10, 2018 |

It has become all so apparent that object storage is the cornerstone of the cloud and the resting place for just about any aspect of business, industry, and government data. Read more…

Hadoop 3.0 Ships, But What Does the Roadmap Reveal?

Dec 15, 2017 |

As promised, the Apache Software Foundation delivered Hadoop version 3.0 before the end of the year. Now the Hadoop community turns its attention to versions 3.1 and 3.2, which are slated to bring even more good stuff during the first half of 2018. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Cloudian Buys File Storage Pioneer

Mar 15, 2018 |

The vibrant enterprise storage sector that has spawned a batch of aggressive startups offering all-flash and other advanced storage approaches is also showing early signs of realignment as established players look to expand their reach to meet provide scalable platforms. Read more…

Big Data Driving Hyperscale Datacenter Surge

Feb 7, 2018 |

The inexorable growth of enterprise applications running in the cloud is expected to nearly double the number of hyperscale datacenters over the next four years, an expansion driven in part by data analytics and surging collaboration among data consumers. Read more…

Data Grid Embraces Emerging ‘Go’ Language

Jan 30, 2018 |

Google’s Go language, or Golang, continues to gain traction for distributed cloud computing deployments. Launched in 2009, proponents assert it has emerged as a preferred programming language for developers deploying cloud infrastructure. Read more…

This Just In

Western Digital Introduces Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB Hard Drive

Apr 19, 2018 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19, 2018 – Enabling new lower levels of total cost of ownership (TCO) for cloud and enterprise customers, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: Read more…

DDN Named Datacenter Platform Partner of the Year at Intel Technology Partner Awards

Apr 3, 2018 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif.April 3, 2018 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) has announced that it received the Intel Technology Partner of the Year award for Datacenter Platform. Read more…

DDN Storage Announces 33GB/s Performance to NVIDIA DGX Servers

Mar 29, 2018 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2018 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced its EXAScaler DGX solution, a unique solution that delivers leading-edge performance using a new optimized, accelerated client integrating tightly and seamlessly with the NVIDIA DGX Architecture. Read more…

DDN Announces Partnership With SQream to Deliver Real-Time Big Data Analytics Solutions

Mar 28, 2018 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 28, 2018 – DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced its strategic partnership with SQream to deliver real-time Big Data analytics solutions and to significantly accelerate business decision making. Read more…

Nyriad and Advanced HPC Announce Partnership for GPU-Accelerated Storage Systems That Go ‘Beyond RAID’

Mar 26, 2018 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2018 — Nyriad and Advanced HPC announce their partnership for a new NVIDIA GPU-accelerated storage system that achieves data protection levels well beyond any RAID solution. Read more…