Big Data and Storage

Infinidat Delivers Mission-Critical Storage To Every Size Enterprise

Infinidat is perhaps the best-kept secret in the storage industry. Over the past decade, the company has quietly delivered some of the most performant and reliable storage that you can buy to serve the needs of high-capacity, high-performance, mission-critical workloads. But the secret is getting out, and organizations of every size are adopting Infinidat’s storage …

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Micron Proving Its NAND Leadership By Shipping World’s First 232-Layer Device

This week, Micron announced that it began production of its 232-Layer NAND. I was given a chance to sit down with Jeremy Werner, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Micron’s Storage Business Unit, to discuss the significance of this feat and how it addresses increasing demands on storage.  Micron is a leader in storage …

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Cloudera And Apache Iceberg – Collaborating On The Same Data

Recently Cloudera announced the general availability of Apache Iceberg in the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). This article provides some background on data lake storage, the challenges of organizing data within data lake storage, the emergence of Apache Iceberg as the standard for managing data in data lakes, and finally, the benefits for existing and potential users of Cloudera CDP. …

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Pure Storage’s Updated Portfolio

A rare thing is happening at Pure Storage. The company, founded on the strength of one product and set of technologies, enterprise flash storage, has quietly become much more than simply another storage company. Instead, pure today is about delivering and managing data with a simple cloud-like operating model. While storage is critical to this …

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FlashCore V3 Enables IBM’s Storage Differentiation

I was nineteen years old, working my way through college at a big oil company, when IBM’s storage team taught me that some technology can seem like magic. Something the company continues to do today.  We were readying IBM’s new RT PC servers, its first production RISC machine, for deployment across a fleet of oil …

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HPE Armed And Ready For The Enterprise And Service Providers With Ampere-Based HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 Server 

HPE Discover 2022 started with a bang today as HPE announced the ProLiant RL300 Gen 11 server. Moor Insights & Strategy’s Patrick Moorhead and I were pre-briefed on this announcement by Executive Vice President and GM of HPE’s Compute Business, Neil MacDonald. In the following paragraphs, Pat and I will cover what was announced and …

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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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