Nutanix Cloud Platform Boosts Support for Unstructured and Structured Data

Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multi-cloud computing, is adding new capabilities in the Nutanix Cloud Platform that make it easier for customers to simplify data management and optimize database and big data workload performance.

The Nutanix Cloud Platform will deliver unstructured data tiering from on-premises to cloud, as well as Nutanix Data Lens, a new unstructured data governance service.

In addition, database service Nutanix Era now delivers one-click storage scaling and rich role based access control for database management across hybrid multicloud environments for database engines like PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle Database.

“Customers require a variety of ways to store data—both structured and unstructured—and are looking for ways to simplify management without needing to rely on different vendors to do so,” said Rajiv Mirani, chief technology officer at Nutanix. “The new features in the Nutanix Cloud Platform extend our data centric innovation to high performance applications to deliver a unified platform with comprehensive data services for all workloads and all variety of data.”

Customers looking to modernize their IT infrastructure and run large scale databases will be able to easily do so without requiring complex changes in their databases’ storage configuration, according to the vendor.

Customers will also be able to benefit from lower storage latency by taking advantage of hardware advances such as Intel Optane technology combined with Nutanix’s preferential data placement.

In addition, Nutanix is making it simple to run data analytics workloads, including Hadoop and SAS Grid. A new replication factor storage mode in the Nutanix platform results in up to 3x faster data processing, compared to the previous release, while reducing costs, according to the vendor.

Nutanix Objects, the company’s S3 compatible object storage solution, supports high-performance petabyte-scale storage for building data lakes.

Nutanix’s database service, Era, manages the most popular database engines like PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle Database across hybrid multicloud environments. With Era, customers can now easily and quickly scale database storage online, turning days or weeks of work into a one-click operation.

Additionally, customers can now easily implement their security and compliance policies through support for role based access control, as well as securely share access to databases and database management operations. Lastly, Era now supports multi-region failover capabilities, delivering increased resilience through a highly available database-as-a-service.

Nutanix announced Nutanix Data Lens, a new cloud service designed to empower customers to manage their unstructured data growth and help protect their data against security risks. By providing a global view with insights into unstructured data stored on Nutanix unified storage—whether on-premises or in the public cloud—including access patterns, data age, data types and more, Nutanix Data Lens will simplify data lifecycle management as well as protect against ransomware attacks by detecting and blocking suspicious files and alerting on anomalous activity.

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