Pure Storage Unveils Data Hub Architecture to Eliminate Data Silos

Pure Storage, provider of an all-flash storage platform, has introduced a data hub to modernize storage architecture for unstructured, data-intensive workloads.

Built on Pure Storage FlashBlade, Pure's data hub is designed to be truly data-centric and enable organizations to effectively utilize today's most critical currency – data. To innovate and survive in a business environment that is increasingly data-driven, organizations must design infrastructure with data in mind and have complete, real-time access to that data. Today's mainstream solutions were designed for the world of disk and have historically helped create silos of data. A data hub is designed to deliver, share and unify data to ultimately unlock unprecedented value.

According to Pure Storage, today, organizations rely on four inherently siloed analytics solutions: Data warehouses, data lakes, streaming analytics, and AI clusters. A data hub integrates the most important features of these four silos and unifies them into a single platform.

To deal with these four silos, a data hub must have four key characteristics:

  1. High-throughput for both file and object storage: Backup and data warehouse appliances require massive throughput for mainstream, file-based workloads and cloud-native, object-based applications.
  2. Scale-out design: The power of data lake is its native, scale-out architecture, which allows batch jobs to scale limitlessly as software, not the user, manages resiliency and performance.
  3. Multi-dimensional performance. Data is unpredictable and can arrive at any speed, meaning that organizations need a platform that can process any data type with any access pattern.
  4. Massively parallellism: Within the computing industry, there has been a dramatic shift from serial to parallel technologies, built to mimic the human brain, and storage must keep pace.
Organizational data silos are a universal problem across every industry, but businesses need to realize value from all data, which is impossible without insight into the full picture, explained Matt Burr, GM of FlashBlade, Pure Storage. With the data hub, he noted, Pure Storage has created a central storage system that addresses current and future application requirements with a modern platform.

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