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Can Data Lakes Survive the Data Silo Onslaught?

Sep 12, 2016 |

Data lakes are hot. There’s no doubt about that. But will the data lake concept hold water in the long term? The jury is still out on that question, as the number and type of databases proliferates, as big Hadoop environments get difficult to manage, and the difficulty in bringing it all together continues to thwart all-encompassing analytical efforts. Read more…

The Modernization Dilemma: Breaking the Myths of On-Premise Versus Cloud Storage

Aug 15, 2016 |

Several years into the cloud computing revolution, the general assumption in enterprises is that cloud storage is better storage. It can be easy to implement, eliminates much of the burden on IT departments, and can be more cost-effective. Read more…

Advance Your Data Analytics Performance in a ‘Flash’

Jul 28, 2016 |

According to Deep Thought, the supercomputer from the sci-fi classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the meaning of life is the number 42. This goes to show that simply having data doesn’t necessarily translate to valuable insights. Read more…

Supercharging Apache Spark with Flash and NoSQL

Jul 21, 2016 |

Apache Spark has become the defacto standard computational engine in the big data world. But as an in-memory technology, Spark has limitations. One of the ways people are getting around those limitations is by pairing Spark with superfast, Flash-based NoSQL databases, including key-value stores. Read more…

Will the Fall of ‘Society’s Genome’ Trigger the Next Dark Age?

Jun 20, 2016 |

Over the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed a remarkable transformation of our society, and digital information is at the very heart of it. But what if we were to suddenly lose all this data that we’ve amassed, or a big chunk of it? Read more…

News In Brief

MemSQL Delivers an ‘Exactly Once’ Real-Time Pipeline

Sep 26, 2016 |

MemSQL today unveiled a new release of its in-memory relational database that can process a real-time flow of messages from Apache Kafka using “exactly once” semantics. The NewSQL database accomplished the feat by creating a new “Create Pipeline” Read more…

MIT Programmers Attack Big Data Memory Gap

Sep 15, 2016 |

Among the computing challenges presented by big data is the scattering of unstructured items across huge datasets. Pulling together that data from arbitrary locations in main memory is therefore emerging as a major performance bottleneck in CPUs. Read more…

Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

Sep 13, 2016 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly restricted to ‘cold’ archives for large quantities of unstructured data – think content delivery networks (CDN) used in conjunction with the web – has been slowly expanding its footprint into other application areas. Read more…

Huawei, Startup Collaborate on Big Data Object Storage

Sep 1, 2016 |

Chinese networking giant Huawei has collaborated with a University of California at Berkeley spinoff on a big data storage acceleration platform with the goals of boosting the performance of analytics and other applications while extending analytics to a broader customer base. Read more…

This Just In

Quantum Provides Petascale Data Storage and Management for Major European Research Institutions

Sep 26, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that two of Europe’s premier research institutions are using the company’s StorNext workflow storage as the foundation for managing their growing data and enabling a range of scientific initiatives. Read more…

Pentaho Announces Five New Data Integration Enhancements

Sep 26, 2016 |

Sept. 26 — Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, today announced five new improvements, including SQL on Spark, to help enterprises overcome big data complexity, skills shortages and integration challenges in complex, enterprise environments. Read more…

University of Tokyo and JCAHPC to Deploy DDN’s IME14K for New Systems

Sep 26, 2016 |

Sept. 26 — DataDirect Networks Japan (DDN Japan) today announced that the University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) decided to deploy DDN’s burst buffer solution “IME14K” for their new systems. Read more…

NetApp to Showcase Flash-Optimized Solutions for Data Analytics at .conf2016

Sep 23, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 23 — NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), a .conf2016 Tera-level sponsor, will demonstrate its newest storage software and all-flash products for data analytics applications during the conference at booth T9. Read more…

Hedvig Unveils Universal Data Plane

Sep 22, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22 — IDC predicts organizations will spend $2.1 trillion in 2019 on digital transformation technologies. As organizations get serious about building digital businesses, flexibility and responsiveness become their most precious capabilities. Read more…