Cirata Offers Support for IBM General Parallel File System

Cirata, the company that automates Hadoop data transfer and integration to modern cloud analytics and AI platforms, is now offering support for IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS), a cluster file system used as storage for IBM Spectrum Scale data lakes.

The new Live GPFS support, which is included in the recent release of Cirata Data Migrator 2.5, dramatically reduces latency between storage changes and replication or migration outcomes while also enhancing the performance and scale of GPFS-resident data assets migrating to the cloud, according to the company.  

Cirata Data Migrator lowers data latency while enhancing data migration performance for better data integration outcomes. The new Cirata Live GPFS capability initiates data transfer from a source GPFS file system as changes occur, without disruption to the storage environment.

Ideally suited for cloud migrations, disaster recovery processes, and continuous data migration use cases, Cirata Data Migrator with Live GPFS not only improves migration scale and performance but also supports fine-grained control and audit logging for assured compliance in increasingly multi-cloud data management environments, Cirata said.  

“Modern multi-cloud workloads require high performance access to a common set of data to support scale-out storage and high availability. This is performed by IBM GPFS with great efficiency,” said Paul Scott-Murphy, chief technology officer, Cirata. “By supporting this valued IBM GPFS capability as a Live source, Cirata Data Migrator gives organizations leveraging GPFS-resident data assets the confidence that they can flexibly migrate and replicate data with high performance and control to nearly any target, anywhere.”

Cirata Data Migrator with Live GPFS delivers the following benefits:

  • Reduces latency
  • Improves scale
  • Enhances performance
  • Enables finer control
  • Delivers auditable, accurate outcomes

Cirata Data Migrator is a fully automated solution that automates Hadoop data transfer and integration and moves on-premises HDFS data, Hive metadata, local filesystem, or cloud data sources to any cloud or on-premises environment, even while those datasets are under active change.

Cirata Data Migrator requires zero changes to applications or business operations and moves data of any scale without production system downtime, business disruption, and with zero risk of data loss.

Migration targets supported include the Hadoop Distributed File System, Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service, Amazon S3, Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2, Google Cloud Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage, and Oracle Object Store.

Cirata Data Migrator 2.5 is available now including Live GPFS support.

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