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5 Hadoop Trends to Watch in 2017

Jan 6, 2017 |

Hadoop is synonymous with big data, providing both storage and processing resources for large and disparate data sources—not to mention a platform for third-party software vendors to build upon. Where will the distributed computing system go in 2017? Read more…

Exabytes Hit the Road with AWS Snowmobile

Dec 1, 2016 |

Big data, meet your big rig. Amazon Web Services took containerization technology to new levels yesterday when it unveiled plans to use 45-foot trailers equipped with scads of disk and fast fiber optic connections to help customers upload 100 petabytes of data into the cloud. Read more…

Elastic Stack Searches for Bigger Data Problems

Nov 28, 2016 |

Elastic is best known as the commercial vendor behind Elasticsearch, the open source search engine that’s widely used around the world. But with this month’s release of Elastic Stack V5, the company is staking a claim with a wider range of big data processing capabilities, including graph analytics and visualization. Read more…

5 Ways to Optimize Your Cloud Storage ROI

Nov 22, 2016 |

Every day, machine data or data gathered from the Internet of Things (IoT) data is continuously produced by almost every process businesses run, including storage, applications, servers, networks, sensors and security systems. Read more…

Unstructured Data Search Engine Has Roots in HPC

Nov 14, 2016 |

A search engine first developed in the HPC world to identify anomalies in biomedical images and then used by the military to track terrorists from UAV imagery is now being applied to the world’s vast supply of unstructured data, garnering the nickname “Facebook for Everything.” Read more…

News In Brief

Apeiron Gains Partner For its Net Storage Platform

Jan 13, 2017 |

Looking to unclog big data network and storage bottlenecks, a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) vendor and technology integrator have launched a partnership designed to deliver a NVMe over Ethernet platform that targets the analytics and Internet of Things processing sectors. Read more…

Spark Gets In-Memory Boost

Jan 10, 2017 |

Apache Spark is getting an open source computing and storage boost with its integration with a widely used in-memory data platform.

Hazelcast Inc. said Tuesday (Jan. 10) its in-memory data grid adds connector support for Spark, giving developers access to open source tools for data storage and computing that the company says go beyond the limits of a single Java virtual machine. Read more…

Object Storage Ecosystem Grows While Standardizing and Consolidating, IDC Says

Jan 9, 2017 |

The object storage system landscape has changed dramatically in the past year thanks to consolidation of the players involved and technological standardization, IDC says in its latest report.

Object-based storage systems are growing in popularity thanks to their nearly unlimited storage scalability and greater flexibility compared to traditional file systems. Read more…

Big Genomics Data Gets a Storage Boost

Jan 5, 2017 |

Bio-processor developer Edico Genome is collaborating with storage specialist Dell EMC to bundle computing and storage platform for analyzing gene-sequencing data.

The partners said this week the platform will be based on Edico Genome’s DRAGEN processor that uses an FPGA for hardware acceleration. Read more…

AWS Reaches Out to the Edge in Vegas

Dec 1, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services scaled up its edge computing initiative with a series of new services unveiled at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, including a new AWS Greengrass framework for off-network processing of IoT data, and an extension of the AWS Lambda service for edge computing. Read more…

This Just In

Analytics Solution Released for Alluxio Enterprise Edition and Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage

Jan 17, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 17 — Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), developers of the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed, today announced a solution with Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) and Dell EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) for big data workloads. Read more…

NuoDB 2.6 Released

Jan 17, 2017 |

Jan. 17 — NuoDB, the elastic SQL database company for cloud applications, today released NuoDB 2.6 to enable customers to elastically scale out their modern cloud applications as part of their digital transformation efforts. Read more…

The ASF Announces Apache Eagle as a Top-Level Project

Jan 10, 2017 |

FOREST HILL, Md., Jan. 10 — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache Eagle has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles. Read more…

DriveScale Joins Dell EMC Technology Partner Program

Jan 9, 2017 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 9 — DriveScale, the company that is pioneering flexible, scale-out computing for the enterprise using standard servers and commodity storage, today announced it has become a certified technology partner in Dell EMC’s Technology Partner Program. Read more…

DDN Named a Global Leader in Object Storage by IDC

Dec 15, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 15 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that IDC has once again recognized the company as a leader in object storage in its IDC MarketScape: Read more…