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Check out our Oil & Gas #hpc   #gpfs  storage solution:  
Perseus GPFS Software-Defined Storage Ideal Solution for Seismic Data Storage

See our newest case study where we provided an #hpc  cluster solution for a leading #Bioinformatics Research Lab at a University

http://www.raidinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Custom-HPC-Cluster-Bioinformatics.pdf

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Big data is big news, but many companies and organizations are struggling with the challenges of big data storage. See some challenges here:  http://www.raidinc.com/blog/big-data-hpc/big-data-storage-challenges

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Check out some of the numbers from IDC’s just released Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView Report

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As a widely quoted Wikibon article states, for IO rates greater than 7000 IOs per Terabyte, the hybrid storage array approach is superior for high performance virtual environments.

An argument for #hybridstorage  from a recent register.co.uk article:  

Can we do without spinning disks yet?

“In a word, no, unless you have a specific use case that only requires performance and not medium- to long-term data retention,” says Richard Blanford, managing director of IT integrator Fordway, which has implemented different array technologies for customers including all-flash systems.

“For most organisations, the best solution is a hybrid array or an intelligent file system overlaid over separate components."

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Gartner reports that poor data quality is a primary reason for 40% of all business initiatives failing to achieve their targeted benefits, but the sheer amount often poses a problem as it needs to be processed and analyzed quickly to be useful.

Big Data collection, processing, and analysis demands:
* Agility * Scalability * Proven Technology

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#TBT When was the first time you heard the term "#bigdata"?  NYT concludes it likely originated in CA in the 90s: 
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/the-origins-of-big-data-an-etymological-detective-story/

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If you can’t access your data, the most expensive storage array in the world has no value.  http://www.raidinc.com/storage-arrays-for-oil-gas/

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