Data Management

Elastifile Introduces ClearTier and Sets New Standard for Cloud File Storage Cost Efficiency

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Elastifile, the pioneer of enterprise-grade, scalable file storage for the public cloud, today announced groundbreaking new enhancements to its cutting-edge data management platform. With the introduction of ClearTier, a key feature of the company's latest product release, Elastifile is empowering customers to reap the performance benefits of software-defined, cloud-native primary storage, while reducing cloud infrastructure costs to unprecedented levels. 

Elastifile's "born in cloud" elastic storage solution enables frictionless shifting and bursting of enterprise NAS workflows into public cloud environments, with no application refactoring and no reliance on proprietary underlying hardware. Version 3.0 of the company's software includes ClearTier functionality, which efficiently integrates the best aspects of file storage and object storage to drive in-cloud NAS costs as low as $0.03/GB/month.

With ClearTier, file data can be placed in inexpensive object storage while remaining transparently visible for access through the Elastifile Cloud File System, thereby economically expanding the amount of data natively available for processing by applications. Data placement is automated via policy-based controls, with no manual user intervention required. Leveraging this new feature, organizations can enjoy the workflow acceleration benefits of a high-performance scale-out NAS, while also securing the dramatic cost savings delivered by object storage.

DataStax Simplifies Delivering Cloud Applications at Scale with DataStax Managed Cloud

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, the leader in data management for cloud applications, today announced the availability of DataStax Managed Cloud, a fully-managed service of the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) data platform, which makes it easier and faster for enterprises to deliver cloud applications at scale. DataStax Managed Cloud combines DSE in a white glove service featuring the company's proven support and professional services, and technology and expertise from the recently acquired company DataScale to help enterprises make the most of their data infrastructures to achieve business goals faster and focus on driving innovation.

Datos IO Unveils Latest Application-Centric Data Management Platform with Cloud Mobility and Cloud-Native Backup and Recovery

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Datos IO, the application-centric data management company, today announced RecoverX 2.0, enabling organizations to be more agile, enhance productivity, and drive operational efficiency as they deploy their next-generation customer centric applications in the cloud and scale their traditional applications across hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud infrastructures.

Data Management Reinvented for a Multi-Cloud World

Since its inception, Datos IO has realized the importance of data as the only common denominator binding all clouds together. To enable success for customers in their journey towards cloud adoption, Datos IO brings to the table ground-breaking innovations:

Solving the Cloud’s Hidden Problem: Access to Knowledge in a Fragmented Environment

Grazed from CloudTimes. Author: Editorial Staff.

In the past several years, as cloud computing has become one of the top IT priorities, we can agree that, for the most part, we’ve overcome the primary concerns associated with the technology – security, reliability and performance. With these concerns at least partly alleviated, it’s important to now look at how to quickly locate your data in the cloud. While the cloud is a revolutionary delivery platform for its scalability, flexibility and freedom to place a company’s most powerful IT assets in the hands of any user, there’s one capability that your cloud may complicated: access to relevant knowledge.

The move to the cloud, plus the continuity of enterprise systems, plus social media, plus growth in unstructured content, equals fragmentation and an inability to find relevant knowledge. Beyond the challenge of a highly heterogeneous environment, the reality is that cloud environments, combined with an increased number of data channels, pose one of the biggest knowledge gaps facing companies today. Cloud-based systems house critical information, and with the amount of data doubling every 12 months, it’s another place where knowledge may be lost. Cloud-based systems contribute to an already crowded chaos of applications, databases and online resources...

Cloud enables interactive e-mail archiving

Grazed from ITWeb. Author: Admire Moyo.

Cloud computing has disrupted traditional on-premise e-mail archiving, paving the way for interactive archiving. This is the view of Grant Hodgkinson, product director for unified e-mail management at Mimecast, who says e-mail is still the dominant form of communication in businesses today. “The interactive archive is a technology platform that fulfils two important business objectives,” says Hodgkinson. “Firstly, it archives content and data relevant to the organisation so that it can be discovered for compliance purposes later. Secondly, it is accessible to knowledge workers, generally making them more productive.”

According to Mimecast, interactive archiving, driven by the cloud, is a more useful and valuable platform for business users as it allows them to leverage the archive and data therein for business intelligence, end-user productivity, ubiquitous access, and the corporate governance and compliance requirements that underpin the archive itself...

The future of the database administrator in a cloud computing world

Grazed from ITWeb. Author: Jaroslav Cerny.

One of the many areas where services are beginning to move towards the cloud is in the database, as cloud providers, either public or private, can remove many of the time-consuming tasks around installing, configuring and provisioning the database. These roles are typically assigned to the database administrator (DBA), and one of the questions this raises is around the future of DBAs and their role in a cloud environment.

While cloud providers may take on a large proportion of the mundane tasks associated with the database, this by no means negates the position of the DBA. Instead, it allows the DBA to move from a tactical position to more of a strategic role, focusing on tasks that will add value to the business rather than being exclusively assigned to the day-to-day maintenance and running of infrastructure. For many reasons, the role of the DBA will continue to be an important one in the cloud environment, but DBAs need to be prepared for a shift from a highly technical role, to one that adds greater business value down the line, says Jaroslav Cerny, CEO at RDB Consulting...

Dell Boomi to Push Master Data Management to the Cloud

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The next generation of master data management is in the cloud, it seems. Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) has launched Dell Boomi Master Data Management (MDM), a cloud-managed product that provides a set of features for simplifying data management, data integration and data quality assurance.

Aimed at midsize businesses, Dell Boomi MDM is being positioned as having a set of features comparable with on-premise systems but at a fraction of the cost. Not exactly an out-of-the-ordinary way for promoting and marketing cloud services, of course. Through the new product, Dell is offering customers multi-domain support, near real-time synchronization, bi-directional data flow and web service calls that support "enriching and validating data."...

Amazon Takes On Data Management Lions With Cloud Computing Service Redshift

Grazed from FastCompany. Author: Addy Dugdale.

Meet Amazon Redshift. It's the online retail giant's data storage cloud and it's gunning for the established data management services, such as Oracle, Describing itself as a fast and powerful, fully managed petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon's CTO, Werner Vogels, claims that the firm's data warehouse team, piloting the system, found it ran between 10 and 150 times faster than their existing system.

Should the existing data management services be worried? Andy Jassy, the boss of Amazon Web Services thinks so, saying that cloud computing packages offered by current providers such as HP, IBM and Oracle, which only last month announced its arrival on the Cloud, are over-priced and under-performing. "Customers are tired of it," he told the AWS conference yesterday.

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Cloudera Announces Game-Changing, Real-Time Query on Hadoop and Leads a New Era of Data Management

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From the Strata + Hadoop World event in New York City, Cloudera, the category leader that sets the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, today unveiled the industry's first true real-time query engine for Hadoop. This major evolution to the company's Platform for Big Data, Cloudera Enterprise, makes this the first Big Data management solution that allows batch and real-time operations to be performed on any type of data -- unstructured and structured -- within one massively scalable system. This new approach of creating a single, centralized Big Data platform dramatically improves the economics and performance of large scale data management in the enterprise. For the first time, organizations can process data at petabyte scale and, on the same system, interact with that data in real time to deliver "speed-of-thought" insights.

"Mainstream enterprise adoption of Hadoop will inevitably raise expectations," said Tony Baer, Principal Analyst for Ovum. "Enterprises have grown accustomed to interactive querying and on-the-spot analytics with their existing data warehousing and BI infrastructures and will expect no less of Hadoop. With a real-time query capability powered by its new Impala engine, Cloudera is striving to level the playing field in performance and accessibility with massively parallel SQL platforms."

Effective data management is key to cloud success

Grazed from ITNewsAfrica.  Author: Gary Allemann.

Despite several barriers to entry and risks involved, cloud computing is gaining traction, as it offers numerous potential benefits to organisations of all sizes. However, while the benefits of cloud computing may outweigh the risks, this does not mean that the risks can simply be ignored. In order to leverage the benefits of the cloud without falling foul of regulations and compliance legislation, it is vital to firstly implement sound data governance and effective data management processes.

One of the most attractive benefits of the cloud model is its ability to lower initial implementation costs. Accessing new technologies therefore becomes an operational expense as opposed to a large capital expense, and internal IT costs can be dramatically lowered. The cloud also offers greater scalability and flexibility, reduced time to deploy new applications and services, and can help organisations to standardise services and technologies...