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The Object (Store) of Your Desire

Oct 28, 2020 |

As the data explosion continues to reverberate across the land, organizations are turning to object storage systems to keep it tidy and organized. Public clouds run the biggest and most popular object stores, but there are plenty of other options available for folks who want to store their own data on-prem and avoid the cost and lock-in associated with public clouds. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: September 2020 Edition

Sep 15, 2020 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

The Impact of Data Regulations on Contact Centers

Aug 12, 2020 |

There was a time that running a contact center was as simple as handing inbound and outbound phone calls. If a customer had a problem, she would pick up the phone and call customer service. Read more…

The Best of Both Worlds – Why a Hybrid Cloud Approach Makes Sense for Data Backup and Recovery

Aug 7, 2020 |

The use of hybrid cloud environments for office productivity, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and other business applications is no longer an exception – increasingly it is becoming the rule. Yet, until recently, hybrid cloud backup and recovery had remained an outlier in the movement to hybrid cloud environments.  Read more…

Big Data Apps Wasting Billions in the Cloud

Jul 29, 2020 |

Many organizations have shifted to a cloud-first mentality for deploying their big data applications. But without expending effort to optimize or tune these cloud apps, customers will waste billions of dollars’ worth of computing resources, according to a new report. Read more…

News In Brief

Lightweight Kubernetes Pushes Orchestrator to the Edge

Oct 15, 2020 |

Kubernetes, the evolving cluster orchestrator, has gone on a diet, stepping off the scales as a lightweight, resilient clustering tool that switches to autopilot once three or more nodes are clustered. Read more…

New Data Gravity Study Shows the Massive Scale of Big Data in 2024

Sep 30, 2020 |

Global data is quickly becoming unwieldy. As massive stores of data build up in various industries and enterprises, the various structures surrounding that data grow – often overburdening insufficient infrastructure. Read more…

CPRA Poised to Replace CCPA, Bring Stricter Data Enforcement

Sep 22, 2020 |

This fall, California voters will be asked to enact the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), a new law that would implement more stringent data privacy protections than the existing law, CCPA. Read more…

Pure Storage Rolls All-QLC Flash Array

Aug 27, 2020 |

Pure Storage released the second generation of its all-flash array this week, positioning it as an enterprise-grade storage platform for “capacity-oriented” workloads.

The company (NYSE: PSTG) also claimed its storage platform is the first all-QLC storage array, as in quad-level cell technology. Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: AI, Brussels, Climate Change & More

Aug 25, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

This Just In

StorCentric Acquires Violin Systems, Adding Software-Defined All-flash Storage to Its Portfolio

Oct 30, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2020 — StorCentric, a global provider of world-class and award-winning data management solutions, today announced the acquisition of Violin Systems, a technology leader in software-defined all-flash storage solutions. Read more…

Spectra Logic Releases StorCycle 3.2 Storage Lifecycle Management Software

Oct 29, 2020 |

BOULDER, Colo. Oct. 29, 2020 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, today rolled out significant enhancements to StorCycle, its software solution that revolutionizes storage lifecycle management. Read more…

Weka Announces Cloud-native, Unified Storage Solutions for the Entire Data Lifecycle

Oct 27, 2020 |

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 27, 2020 — WekaIO (Weka), an innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced a transformative cloud-native, storage solution underpinned by the world’s fastest file system, WekaFS that unifies and simplifies the data pipeline for performance-intensive workloads and accelerated DataOps. Read more…

Quantum Tape Systems Safeguard Scientific Data for British Antarctic Survey

Oct 23, 2020 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2020 — Quantum Corp., a global leader in unstructured data and video solutions, announced that British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is implementing Quantum Scalar i3 tape libraries on the brand-new RRS Sir David Attenborough research vessel to back up vital scientific data collected at the Earth’s poles. Read more…

The AA Executes Hybrid Cloud Strategy for Data Analytics with Actian’s Avalanche Cloud Data Warehouse

Oct 21, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2020 — Actian, a leader in hybrid cloud data analytics, today announced that The AA, a leading UK automobile insurer and breakdown service provider, has selected Actian’s Avalanche hybrid cloud data warehouse for its insurance business to execute its cloud strategy. Read more…

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