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Top 20 Big Data Analytics Solutions For Major Storage Environments

Once upon a time, storage was storage and analytics lived somewhere else – far removed from the storage universe. But the world has changed and the advent of big data has brought the two close together, as shown by the Veritas 2017 Data Genomics Survey.

By analyzing 31 billion files globally, it found that data repositories have grown by nearly 50 percent annually. This is largely driven by the proliferation of new apps and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) that leverage massive data sets. If data continues to grow at this rate and companies do not find more efficient ways to store and manage their data, organizations worldwide may soon be confronted with storage expenses topping billions of dollars.

Hence many organizations are looking to big data and analytics applications to lessen their woes. Storage vendors are also arriving at the party. Instead of cobbling on big data and analytics tools from other vendors, some are adding such functionality within their storage platforms. There are many examples to choose from. Here is a sampling.