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Can You Really Afford Reliable Data Protection?

Part 2 in a series of posts about Data Protection as a Service… (Also posted on Cobalt Iron’s blog)

Mike Matchett, Small World Big Data

In IT there are well-known (and never 100% avoidable) risks that justify rock solid …

Protecting All Data in a Complex World

   …(Also posted on Cobalt Iron’s blog)

Are you actually protecting all your important data today? Not “almost,” “just about”, or “we have plans,” but all of it?

And I don’t mean just your most mission-critical data sets, but any …

How do trends in primary storage affect secondary storage?

I caught up with Steve Pao at Igneous recently to chat again about the rise of secondary storage. Primary storage is great and all, but flash is everywhere – it’s old news.  In secondary storage, we are seeing a lot …

Why is the non-RDBMS popular?

Ok, this is a softball question for anyone inside the big data space.  However, it does come up as a real question when talking to business owners and application users.   This is a quick high-level description of NoSQL/NewSQL, why it’s …

Scalable Persistent Storage for Kubernetes Using MapR

Lots of storage solutions can claim to provide adequate container storage when there are 10’s or 100’s of containers, but what are you going to do when you really need to push the “go” button on your next gen apps, …

Hanging Out, Having Fun with Data Management

Occasionally James Maguire over at Datamation invites me onto one of his hot topic panel sessions. There are usually a couple of vendors who really know what they are talking about and, of course, James who always does a great …