Provider of IoT for Fleet Management Gains Scalable Storage for Apache Kafka

A leading vehicle fleet management service provider faced challenges with its existing data management infrastructure. The company employed Apache Kafka for data ingest and Hadoop for back-end data management.  However, the lack of disaster recovery capabilities within the Hadoop framework prompted the organization to seek a more robust solution for their growing needs. Storage challenges … Read More

Ten Use Cases Where Object Storage Really Stands Out

What are the use cases where object storage really stands out vs the alternative block and file storage types? In my Sales Engineering role at Cloudian, I’ve helped hundreds of customers solve their storage challenges with object storage. Here are the ten most common object storage use cases I see today, plus ten more emerging … Read More

Bimodal Access for Unified File and Object Data Management

Data management is constantly evolving, and versatility is key. Imagine this scenario: your team works on a project, with some members preferring traditional SMB or NFS protocols, while others use applications that employ object storage with the S3 API.  With most storage systems, the SMB/NFS group would not be able to share data with the … Read More

What is a Cloudian Data Lake?

The Cloudian secure hybrid data lake is a scale-out, on-premises data repository. Shared, scalable, and secure, it can house unstructured data of all types for use cases including AI, data observability, data protection, and more. It offers a unique combination of capabilities that make it ideal for capacity-intensive workloads that require cloud-like capabilities, but in … Read More

How to Deploy Cloudian S3-compatible Storage with Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is a powerful tool for building real time streaming applications. Cloudian HyperStore integrates easily with Kafka to provide an equally powerful, limitlessly scalable data lake. This integration offers a myriad of benefits, revolutionizing the way data is managed and processed. In this blog, we will first outline the advantages of incorporating Cloudian HyperStore … Read More

Unified Lakehouse Platform with Cloudian and Dremio

In a unified data management environment, the integration of Cloudian and Dremio offers organizations a robust solution for self-service analytics with a cloud-scale data lake. Dremio’s Unified Lakehouse Platform enhances data analysts’ ability to perform exploratory analysis and visualization, providing swift query responses. It streamlines the workflow for data engineers by allowing in-place data management … Read More

Cloudian Integrates with AWS Mountpoint for Fast File Services

AWS Mountpoint for S3 enables direct, file-system-like access to S3-compatible storage. While traditional object storage interfaces require specific S3 API calls for data access and manipulation, AWS Mountpoint simplifies this process by allowing standard Linux file operations to interact with object storage, thus bridging the gap between object storage and file-based applications. Just as important, … Read More

How to Deploy Cloudian S3-compatible Storage with PyTorch

Machine learning workflows can require significant storage capacity, particularly when imaging data is in use. Now PyTorch users have an easy way to deploy limitless storage capacity on-prem. The Cloudian contribution to the PyTorch Amazon S3 Connector repository allows PyTorch users to connect to Cloudian HyperStore S3-compatible storage, providing local capacity that is secure and … Read More

Unlocking Time Travel with HyperStore File Services Snapshots

In the dynamic world of data management, Cloudian continues to deliver powerful new functionality that help our customers derive more value from their Cloudian investment. One such addition to Cloudian HyperStore File Services is the Snapshot functionality, bringing a new dimension and ability to fall back in time for your file share management. What are ... Read More

Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Storage: What’s the Difference?

In the evolving landscape of enterprise storage, the distinction between scale-up and scale-out storage architectures remains a focal point. As organizations face exponential data growth, understanding the nuances of these architectures is crucial for efficient storage management and expansion. Storage capacity is the primary benchmark for evaluating storage devices, closely followed by the ease of … Read More