Big Data and Storage

HeatWave ML: Real-Time Intelligence Comes To MySQL

Data is crude. Data is the new currency. Data drives the modern business. Add these cliches to the long list that describe the modern business. And while these cliches are maybe overused, they are true. Data transformed into intelligence drives the modern business. And the business that can glean insights from intelligence fastest is best …

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VAST Data Demonstrates Its Impressive Momentum

Data is changing. It floods into organizations with a volume and velocity previously unseen in enterprise IT. However, transforming that data into business-impacting insights stresses even the most sophisticated of today’s storage systems – storage systems based on an architecture that has remained relatively unchanged for more than two decades.  VAST Data emerged less than …

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Oracle Announces Support For MongoDB – This Is Bigger Than Just An API

Oracle announced the availability of the Oracle Database API for MongoDB. This service enables enterprise organizations to realize the benefits of Oracle Autonomous Database without sacrificing or altering their MongoDB environments. If you are an enterprise IT organization looking to drive the most out of the data in your organization – this is important. And, …

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Pure Storage Elevates FlashArray To Storage’s Top Tier

Enterprise IT is in the throes of an information explosion. Every prediction over the past decade about the year-over-year exponential explosion of data has come true. The big side-effect of digital transformation is that we are all awash in data, all waiting to provide business value.  Enterprise workloads with high capacity and performance requirements often …

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AMD Doubles Down On HPC With Milan-X And MI200

AMD introduced the Milan-X CPU and MI200 Series GPU to extend its high-performance computing (HPC) performance capabilities. The Milan-X combines packaging and unique 3-D stacking to achieve what AMD claims is significant performance gains for HPC workloads. Meanwhile, the MI200 is a new GPU design that competes directly with NVIDIA’s A100 GPU, an HPC workhorse.  What …

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Pure Storage Continues To Simplify Data Management

The storage industry is in a moment of continuous disruption. This current period of innovation and change is unique because it’s no longer all about the hardware. Where we once gathered quarterly, eagerly awaiting bigger, faster, denser storage technologies – I want my NVMe – we now pine for something much different.  Cloud has changed …

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IBM’s Multi-Cloud Strategy Backed By New Storage Capabilities

Last week Arvind Krishna, IBM’s chief executive and chairman for the past eighteen months, told a virtual roomful of financial and industry analysts that IBM’s strategy is one that’s laser-focused on helping enterprises navigate the next level of digital transformation. This next level of change is fueled by a rich mix of hybrid-cloud and artificial …

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AMD’s Latest Quarter: Enterprise IT Is Finally Getting On Board

In case you haven’t heard, AMD had a killer Q2. Its revenue of $3.85B represents a 99% growth year-over-year (YoY). Additionally, gross margin came in at 48% (up 4% YoY), and operating income at $831M.  In the datacenter group, the numbers were even more impressive. Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-custom (EESC) reported $1.6B, up 183% YoY. …

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IBM Beefs Up Its Cyber-Resilient Storage

It’s an exciting time for those of us who work in the IT industry. It seems like that no matter where you look, you will find a disruptive technology or trend shaking things up. Some of these are good, others not so much.  Affordable high-speed 5G connectively extends our data centers to the edge while cloud …

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HPE’s Project Aurora Is A Big Deal – Here Is What You Need To Know

HPE kicked off Discover with the unveiling of Project Aurora, a silicon-to-workload and edge-to-cloud security solution. With Project Aurora (first available on its cloud-native GreenLake Lighthouse platform), HPE claims to deliver a zero-trust architecture that protects infrastructure and workloads from the most advanced and insidious attacks. Does HPE deliver? And what is zero-trust? We will …

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APEX Takes Dell Beyond Just Storage-As-A-Service

The public cloud providers have spoiled IT architects.  The convenience of opening a web browser and deploying resources without actually needing to buy any expensive servers or storage arrays is unmatched in the history of enterprise IT.   At the same time, placing all of your workloads in the public cloud is not the solution to …

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How AQUA For Amazon Redshift Performs Its Queries Up To 10X Faster Than Before

I love to research and write about semiconductors and chips! Many industry pundits were crowning software king about a decade ago, with semiconductors reduced commodity serfdom. From what I hope you are seeing right now is that when you combine the two and then add cloud, the real magic happens.   Today that is true, as …

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IBM Goes Container-Native With Spectrum Fusion

The realities of deploying cloud-native workloads force a different way of thinking about storage. Data that is location-independent introduce a flurry of new challenges. Cloud-native container technologies place different demands on persistent storage. Storage software must evolve to address these challenges.   Data management and data placement are complex problems to solve. Ensuring consistent access and …

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AMD Will Make Significant Gains In The Enterprise With Milan

When AMD launched its 1st Generation EPYC processor, it had a very narrow focus on where it would land—the cloud. While the CPU had many features that made it attractive to the enterprise, the company was measured in its approach. Of course, the company wouldn’t turn away other opportunities, but its theme, “born in the cloud,” …

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AWS Expands Its Elastic File System Offerings With ‘One Zone’ For 47% Less

Every infrastructure vendor sells against the vision of data as a utility. Data is the lifeblood of any enterprise, they will honestly tell you, and our solution will make sure that your business-critical applications aren’t starved waiting for that data. The storage world has never been as rich with solutions as it is today.  The latencies …

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IBM Upgrades Entry Enterprise Flash Storage

We’re now a decade into the all-flash era.  Business-critical and performance-sensitive applications across nearly every enterprise take advantage of the benefits of flash storage. The emergence of NVMe-attached flash has removed even more latency from the storage stack while also delivering higher throughput levels.  Storage is no longer the bottleneck that it once was. While …

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Broadcom And IBM Deliver New Levels Of Cyber-Resilient Storage

Every business-critical application requires a reliable path to its data. That data needs to be available, and that data needs to be protected. Today, we find ourselves challenged as the world throws seemingly continuous disruptions at the very IT organizations tasked with keeping every enterprise’s data safe.   Whether a pandemic, a fire, hurricane, or even …

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IBM Focuses On Container Data In Latest Announcements

Containers have quickly emerged as one of the dominant architectures for application development and deployment. It’s a technology that eases many of the burdens facing IT administrators, as they seek to deliver business-critical applications while maintaining a high degree of IT agility. Containers provide efficient and flexible cloud-native workflows throughout the enterprise.  It’s no wonder …

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Pure Storage Acquires Portworx And Elevates Container Data Management In The Process

Disruptive technologies often serve as a great equalizer. By definition, they change the conversation. Disruptive technologies can punish incumbents. It can also open the door to new opportunities for those daring enough to challenge the status quo. The rise of containers as an application architecture is one of these disruptive technologies. Containers have become, in …

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Pure And Cohesity Partnership: Data Recovery At The Speed Of Flash

How rapidly can your organization recover from a ransomware attack? Imagine that your business has shifted to a work-from-home model. Thousands of your users have migrated to remote desktops, putting the integrity of your virtual machine images directly into your business’s critical path. Suddenly your enterprise, like an estimated 2,300 others each day, is hit by …

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