Apr 13, 2017

New array generation for E8 Storage

WD HGST Ultrastar SN200
E8 Storage (, pioneer in NVMe storage array, continues to innovate with a new iteration of the E8-D24. As described in August 2016 when they launched the product, it is a 2U box with 24 SSD NVME dual ported with 2 controllers.

Apr 5, 2017

Matt Cain new CEO at Couchbase

Couchbase (, a leader in the growing NoSQL space, has just recruited Matt Cain as its new CEO. Matt Cain came from Veritas Technologies where he was President of WW Field Operations. Previously, he was Chief Product Officer, still at Veritas, where he overseas a $2.5B business. Before that, he was at Symantec and Cisco Systems.

Apr 4, 2017

Good news for Qumulo

Qumulo (, leader in the new generation of scale-out NAS, continues its development and expansion at a rapid pace. The company has received a new VC round around $30M for a total of approx. $130M. Huge accomplishment for the new executive team, 2017 should be be interesting among innovative NAS vendors such Weka, Elastifile, Primary Data, Dell EMC Isilon, Rozo Systems and IBM Spectrum Scale- and Lustre- based products like DDN. Congrats.

Mar 22, 2017

Avere ready for a new dimension

Avere Systems (, leader in NAS accelerator, just announced a new round of investment with $14 million for its series E coming from Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital and Western Digital Capital plus Google as a new investor. Interesting.

Mar 20, 2017

Waterline Data to master the data sourcing effort

Waterline Data (, leader in Data Cataloging for Big Data, organized a very good session during the recent IT Press Tour. We've learned a lot in a category sometimes not very well understood.

Mar 17, 2017

CrateDB, a new DB for IoT

Crate.IO (, the European developer of the fast growing database CrateDB, organized a very interesting session with the IT Press Tour group last week in San Francisco.

Mar 15, 2017

InfluxData announces InfluxCloud 1.2

InfluxData (, a leader in modern time series platform, just announced InfluxCloud 1.2 a managed cloud offering fueled by the recognized open source TICK Stack engine. This release introduces a few new features coming from InfluxEnterprise 1.2 like sub-queries for InfluxDB, new data cache model that boosts by 50% write I/O, new alert condition mechanism for Kapacitor, enhanced backup and restore capabilities for InfluxDB, Grafana 4.1 with new filters options and new graphs and finally a new UI. InfluxData finally delivers in parity the on-prem and cloud experience and users won;t see any change moving from one environment to the other. Good approach.

Mar 14, 2017

Forrester named Trifacta a leader in Data Preparation Tools

Trifacta (, leader in data preparation, has been recognized by Forrester as the leader in Data Preparation Tools Q1 2017 report among a group of 7 and many others are not listed such Datameer, ClearStory, Pentaho or Zaloni. It's not a surprise as Trifacta has made a tremendous 2016 with several metrics in green and especially its recent collaboration agreement with Google that will boost for sure Trifacta market adoption and visibility in the next quarters. Trifacta is now in an other dimension for sure.

Mar 13, 2017

Rozo Systems adopted by the French Atomic Research Center

Rozo Systems (, a leader in software-defined scale-out NAS solution, has just announced that French Atomic Research Center aka CEA has chosen RozoFS. This is a huge accomplishment as CEA is approached by many vendors and a recognition of a pretty unique approach both in I/O Performance and Data Protection based on their erasure coding approach the famous Mojette Transform.

Mar 10, 2017

Trifacta, all lights in green for 2017

Trifacta (, leader in data preparation, has just announced an agreement with Google to be embedded in Google Cloud Dataprep. Currently in private beta, this new managed Google data service offers to analysts and data scientists the capability to visually explore and prepare tons of data in a very rapid manner.