Your occasional storage digest featuring Dell EMC, Cloudera, InfiniteIO, Cloudian and more

Here are some storage news stories to round off the week. Dell EMC storage comes closer to Cloudera Dell EMC and Cloudera have strengthened their partnership whereby Dell EMC storage is used with Cloudera Big Data and analytics software.

Minio is faster than Hadoop. Farewell, NAS and SAN?

Object storage software house Minio has demonstrated its storage can run up to 93 per cent faster than a Hadoop system.

Oracle demolishes hardware Pillar, lays off 300 flash storage staff

Oracle is shuttering its flash storage division and laying off at least 300 employees, according to various sources. Employees...

NetApp squeezes ONTAP into teeny weeny device

NetApp is working on running ONTAP, an operating system for storage arrays, on IOT edge devices and other small things

Rubrik ramps up data management rubric

Four software upgrades from Rubrik today, including no gap protection added to Rubrik Cloud Data Management, two new apps for its Polaris...

NetApp confirms revenue miss as enterprises reduce AFA purchases

A sharp slowdown in enterprise customers' all-flash array purchases has sucker-punched NetApp, and though it is hiring more sales heads to fix this worry, things aren't forecast to get better anytime soon.

Virtual Instruments buys cloud management firm

Virtual Instruments has bought Metricly, the developer of a cloud management tool, for an undisclosed sum. The company sells Virtual Wisdom, an infrastructure performance monitoring application. With this acquisition,...

Toshiba nudges direct-to-Ethernet SSD towards the light

Toshiba and Samsung are pushing the idea of SSDs directly accessed over Ethernet as a way of simplifying the storage access stack. This idea of directly accessing storage drives...

Clumio clambers aboard SaaS backup bandwagon

Clumio, a data protection as a service startup, came out of stealth today. It is touting a cloud-native way of simplifying disaster recovery and contrasts this approach with on-premises rivals and their...

Pavilion Data Systems bags $25m investment

Storage startup Pavilion Data Systems has completed a $25m C-round of funding. CEO Gurpreet Singh Singh said in a...

Sony and Fujifilm tape media dispute must never happen again

Comment Sony and Fujifilm this month settled a festering legal dispute that crippled the global supply of LTO-8 tape media.

AWS makes it easier to build and populate data lakes

Amazon has gone live with AWS Lake Formation, a service that can cut data lake set-up from months to days.

Azure IoT Edge runs inside an NGD SSD

Computational storage supplier NGD has embedded the Azure IoT Edge service within its SSDs. NGD has announced the 32TB...