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The Big Data Era: Managing Challenges of Scale, Speed, Personal Information

In this contributed article, Data Vault modeling inventor Dan Linstedt, points out that while simply collecting lots of data presents comparatively few problems, most businesses run into two significant roadblocks in its use: extracting value and ensuring responsible handling of data to the standard required by data privacy legislation like GDPR.

Transformative Solutions for Accelerating AI, Analytics and Deep Learning at NVIDIA #GTC19

One pivotal message received by attendees of this week’s NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Silicon Valley is the importance of game-changing storage solutions and applications that empower users to accomplish their most challenging AI objectives.

AI-at-Scale Storage Solutions Advance Forward at GTC

Many organizations taking advantage of newly available AI technologies are seeking solutions for AI-at-scale, built to address the manageability challenges and productivity barriers by delivering a seamless and flexible end-to-end AI pipeline solution. Crowds at this week’s GTC conference hosted by NVIDIA saw new announcements that moved to satisfy these needs. For example, take Pure Storage’s new offerings: Hyperscale AIRI and FlashStack for AI.

AI Goes Mainstream

According to a recent Gartner survey, Artificial intelligence (AI) learning has moved from a specialized field into mainstream business use with 37 percent of respondents reporting their enterprises either had deployed AI or would do so shortly. WekaIO’s Barbara Murphy explores the path of artificial intelligence from the fringe to mainstream business practices. Find out what is driving AI growth and adoption.

How to Get to the Data-Enabled Data Center

Despite their many promising benefits, advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) are creating some of the most challenging workloads in modern computing history and put significant strain on the underlying I/O, storage, compute and network. An AI-enabled data center must be able to concurrently and efficiently service the entire spectrum of activities involved in the AI and DL process, including data ingest, training and inference.

Pure Storage Introduces Data Hub Architecture

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, introduced a data hub, the company’s vision to modernize storage architecture for unstructured, data-intensive workloads. Built on Pure Storage FlashBladeTM, Pure’s data hub is designed to be truly data centric and enable organizations to effectively utilize today’s most critical currency – data.

Evolution of Storage and the Demise of Prehistoric Storage Solutions

Our friends over at Hedvig produced the compelling “Jurassic” themed infographic below on the evolution of storage and the demise of prehistoric storage solutions. The graphic exposes the data explosion that has taken place in the last decade, and why this has caused the near extinction of outdated storage solutions in terms of the many challenges these prehistoric solutions presented.

Parallel Storage Fuels Groundbreaking Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at Harvard

To alleviate bottlenecks and achieve the ideal balance of parallel performance and optimized availability, Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC) deployed the DataDirect Networks (DDN®) GRIDScaler® GS7KX® parallel file system appliance with 1PB of storage. The installation has sped the collection of images detailing synaptic connectivity in the brain’s cerebral cortex.

DDN and Parabricks Announce Solution for GPU Acceleration of Genome Analysis

DDN Storage (DDN®) and Parabricks announced the availability of a jointly-integrated technology solution that provides massive acceleration for analysis of human genomes. The breakthrough platform combines GPU supercomputing performance with DDN’s Parallel Flash Data Platforms for fastest time to results, and enables unprecedented capabilities for high-throughput genomics analysis pipelines.

Announcing AIRI: An Integrated AI-Ready Infrastructure for Deploying Deep Learning at Scale

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, today announced the industry’s first comprehensive AI-Ready Infrastructure, AIRI, powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIA DGX-1 and operationalize AI-at-scale for every enterprise.