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Last month, Hitachi Data Systems announced the results of a survey which contained some interesting, but not entirely surprising, results about how companies are leveraging big data solutions. Here’s a quick summary of what the survey of 200 companies with 1,000 employees or more revealed:

As Matt Jacobs, Video Effects (VFX) Supervisor of Tippett Studio, discussed how during their rendering of the movie The Immortals, Tippett’s artists nonetheless struggled with creating what he referred to as “The Ballet of Blood”.  They used Pipeline FX Qube, Autodesk Maya and Houdini Fluid Simulation tool and built mesh simulations in-house. (And of course, [...]

Per my previous post, I wanted to provide more concrete examples from the storage world related to the sedimentary hypothesis.

Why again? Well, it was about a year and a half ago when I last blogged, and much has changed since then, although the subject is still front and center. David Merrill has certainly discussed this numerous times as well, including this always-amusing post from March.

Last week was the inaugural HDS Influencer Summit, convened in downtown San Jose. This event included financial analysts, industry analysts and key industry bloggers. It is interesting that the majority (maybe all) of these attendees are related to the storage industry in some fashion. There are several blogs detailing the event and explaining the resounding [...]

Fall is in the air, but HDS will be turning up the heat in San Jose this week with our first analyst day. Kicking off on Thursday, November 10th, HDS will host two days of executive presentations, financial updates, and updates on our product strategy from CEO Jack Domme and other key HDS leaders. Throughout [...]

While having dinner in Waltham, Massachusetts the other night with a table of smart people, the topic of commodities came up.

The Hitachi companies are passionately committed to quality, which is an important goal based on the company philosophy of long term excellence. Products that Hitachi Data Systems sell go through rigorous design, testing, and manufacturing processes to ensure quality,reliability, interoperability, and performance.  In fact, engineers that participate throughout the entire product lifecycle are very proud [...]

Early in November, Ray Lucchesi from Silverton Consulting posted on his views about pure commodity hardware versus customized hardware within the storage industry. To recap his thesis in a sentence: where there is clear value and it can be solved with a platform including differentiated hardware, users aren’t shy about acquiring the solution, even if [...]


Just this past week IBM announced their long awaited refresh to the zSeries: zEnterprise or z196.  The tech-media and blog-o-sphere will and has focused on the large changes in the system architecture, processor, software, and linkage between BladeCenter and the zSeries: zBX and URM (Unified Resource Management).  To be clear this appears to be IBM’s [...]

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