Data in Motion, Part 1: Storage Implications for Analytics Applications

Today, Google receives 2.3 million search queries per second. What will that number be in 2025—assuming exponential growth in search continues apace? 20 million searches per second? 50 million? A billon? Any number would only be a guess. We know that by 2025 the global datasphere will be over ...

The Emerging Data Age: Experts Weigh Challenges, Possibilities

As the venerable tech writer Walt Mossberg said in his last-ever column The Disappearing Computer, “Tech was once always in your way. Soon, it will be almost invisible.” His point was simple – people are becoming more aware of the fact that our devices are valuable only because of the data they ...

Can He Decode the Brain Using Math and AI?

Can we identify the neural activity responsible for behavior? Over the past 100 years, massive strides have been made in the understanding of our bodies and what makes us tick. This understanding has helped us create new medicines, drugs and treatments that have almost eliminated diseases that ...

How to Find A Parallel Universe — CERN Boosts Data Intelligence

You are traveling through another dimension… CERN is restarting its Large Hadron Collider (after a two-year massive upgrade) to start working on amazing experiments to reveal the identity of “dark matter” and to search for tiny black holes that could be gateways to parallel universes or ...

How to maximize PCIe flash performance for enterprise apps running on Linux (Part 1): Aligning PCIe flash devices

Customer dilemma: I just purchased PCIe® flash cards to increase performance of my enterprise applications that run on Linux® and Unix®. How do I set them up to get the best performance? Good question. I wish there were a simple answer but each environment is different. There is no ...

Big data, cloud, and the one terabyte round-trip

Leveraging data to make educated marketing decisions on the who, what, where, when, and how is only part of the story.  In the burgeoning world of machine to machine (M2M) communications, the value of data can be applied to almost any decision making process – even at 35,000 feet. Matthew ...

Is storage the great bastion of creativity?

. “Just as smartphones revolutionized how we avoid talking to each other and food trucks changed our tolerance for eating while standing on the street, the emergence of data science as a vehicle for expression is going to radically change how we create.” – Baratunde Thurston ...

The costs of dirty data in the US…more than you think.

. No doubt, data growth is one thing that each and every one of us has to deal with, especially businesses.  But is all the data we collect in our professional lives really worth the trouble? Sure there is regulatory compliance that makes us keep everything, but since we are all becoming ...

Data rich and information poor…tough to be you.

. Data Analytics, Information Analytics, Business Intelligence, Big Data…no matter what you call it, it is quickly becoming a must have for any company in order to gain a competitive edge. We’ve seen all of the stats about data creation… 88 billion Google searches each ...

When it comes to complexity…blame it on data

“To store these 566 exabytes, you need 566 million 1TB HDDs, the equivalent of more than three quarters of the current global production of all HDD manufacturers.” This quote refers to Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Service) which “holds more than 566 billion data objects ...

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