Modern Applications and Rack Scale Shared Accelerated Storage

Modern cognitive applications are transforming entire industries. From eCommerce to AdTech, to Internet of Things (IoT) to Online Gaming to Security and Fraud prevention. The list goes on. These applications provide real-time, actionable insights that organizations rely on to make better decisions faster. The consumers of these insights are often not human beings; instead, they are other systems and applications that affect the desired outcome. To make better decisions requires access to massive amounts of data. And in the era where the bar for speed is real-time, these decisions need to be made faster and faster, this data needs to…

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…