Analyst Reports

Storage Switzerland – Breaking down Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra silos

The storage architecture of most next generation applications, like Hadoop, Spark and Cassandra, leverage local, direct attached storage to avoid excessive storage traffic on the network and keep costs down. While this architecture does accomplish its goals, it also re-creates the problem most common with any direct attached storage architecture; lack of efficiency. But shared storage is not the answer for many of these environments either. That’s because it increases costs and network traffic. Modern data centers need a solution that can strike a balance and deliver a cost effective, efficient solution that meets the performance and data locality demands of these environments.… Download

451 Research – DriveScale Updates Enterprise Clustering and Scale-out for Modern Workloads

Stateless servers linked to JBOD storage provide a more efficient cluster infrastructure that is better suited for scale-out application workloads such as Hadoop. DriveScale is partnering with hardware vendors and service providers to provide ‘software composable infrastructure’ from standard hardware elements… Download

Neuralytix – Does Your Storage Align With Your Application’s Architectural Principles?

In an exclusive report by the IT infrastructure and Big Data experts at Neuralytix, learn about a revolutionary new solution for independently scaling compute performance and storage capacity for Hadoop and other Big Data applications. This new architecture offers unprecedented efficiency, flexibility and cost savings… Download

IDC – DriveScale: Composable/Disaggregated Storage for Big Data

According to IDC, traditional scale-out infrastructures are being strained by the explosive growth in Big Data analytics and applications. In this report, discover a revolutionary way for IT operations and data center professionals to provide the flexibility and scalability that Hadoop and Big Data frameworks require. You’ll learn about a new approach that enables data center IT and infrastructure managers to disaggregate servers within clusters into pools of independent compute and storage resources, providing unprecedented scalability without the cost of over-provisioning their data centers.… Download