3 questions to ask your Big Storage vendor

2019 is the year of NVMe and Composable/Disaggregated Infrastructure (CDI) is ushering in the 2nd wave of NVMe adoption, offering disruptive performance, scale, and now, radical new business models. As the price per gigabyte continues to decline, drive manufacturers are increasing IOPs, throughput and capacity in a fashion that resembles Moore’s Law. As this continues, you would expect enterprise storage systems providers (aka Big Storage) to keep up. Yet the snazzy new All-Flash Array (AFA) you are planning to purchase is not upgradable, and as you purchase more capacity, you get to pay per GB for capacity expansion and support.…

The Penrose Triangle

We live in a connected world. Millions of apps, billions of users and trillions of things. Consequently, the amount of data that is generated is exploding. Yet at the same time, we are seeing massive fragmentation of where it originates from, its key structure, where it resides, how it gets accessed and processed and how it is ultimately consumed. New-fangled clustered databases, in-memory caches, exotic massively parallel filesystems, structured to semi-structured to unstructured, modern and disparate query languages, are just a few of the technologies that are causing this significant fragmentation. At the same time, new application architectures are evolving…