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Simplifying Data Management: How StorageX Uses AI To Help Developers

Learn how a smart data platform automates management, optimizes cloud data, scales limitlessly, and processes data ultra-efficiently by moving compute to data.



Data volumes are exploding. As developers build ever more complex applications powered by technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, the data demands continue to grow staggeringly. IDC predicts that by 2025, the global datasphere will reach 175 zettabytes. Meeting these massive data demands is an increasingly complex challenge, especially for developers.


Managing enormous volumes of structured and unstructured data across on-premise and multi-cloud environments has become an unwieldy task that eats into the time developers spend building applications. Data needs to be stored, secured, accessed, analyzed, and processed quickly to power today's data-driven applications. Doing this efficiently at scale is no easy feat. 


Developers are seeking smarter ways to wrangle control of their data in the face of explosive data growth across their organizations. This is where StorageX comes in. 


The 53rd IT Press Tour met with StorageX, an AI-powered data management platform built specifically to meet the skyrocketing data demands developers face today. It gives developers a simplified way to store, manage, access, analyze, and process huge volumes of data across complex on-premise and multi-cloud environments.  


StorageX builds an AI data engine into the data management platform to remove the complexity of managing massive data growth. Its algorithms enhance how data is automatically discovered, classified, organized, and processed to optimize application performance.


For developers, StorageX offers powerful capabilities to wrangle their mounting data demands with AI while spending less time on manual data management tasks.


Smarter Data Management With AI

StorageX infuses AI throughout its data management platform to remove the manual heavy lifting required to handle massive data sets. 


An AI data engine provides persistent intelligence that works 24/7 to automate and enhance how data gets discovered, classified, organized, and accessible to applications. This includes:


Continuous Data Discovery: 

Automatically scan connected data repositories to maintain an up-to-date centralized catalog of data assets, enriched with metadata to understand data context.


Intelligent Data Classification:

Analyze data sets to classify and tag data based on type, allowing data to be seamlessly organized into categories that make sense for the business.


Automated Data Tiering:

Dynamically organize data across storage tiers based on actual usage patterns and frequency of access using AI to optimize placement. Hot data used more often is stored on faster tiers. Cold data accessed less often moves to more cost-effective storage.   


Accelerated Data Processing:

Process data rapidly at scale across distributed data pipelines fully managed by AI to speed up data preparation and analytics.

Leveraging AI to handle the brunt of intensive data management tasks provides developers more time for innovation while giving them smarter control over ballooning data volumes.


Optimized for the Cloud  

Many developers work across complex hybrid cloud or multi-cloud environments, with data often siloed in different clouds. StorageX provides unified data management and movement across any cloud.


The platform connects natively to all major cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Once connected, developers gain a unified view and access to data across clouds from a single intuitive interface.


AI handles optimizing data placement across cloud data stores based on cost and performance requirements set by developers and data engineers. As data access patterns change over time, data can be automatically moved by the AI engine to the appropriate cloud tier or storage class.  


For multi-cloud scenarios, StorageX makes it simple to move large data sets between cloud providers when needed. The AI engine handles data migration in the background without application downtime or disruption. This simplifies what has been a traditionally painful process for developers.


Whether building cloud-native apps or migrating legacy applications to the cloud, StorageX gives developers an efficient way to manage data across complex cloud environments.


Integrates With Existing Tools

While providing turnkey data management, StorageX doesn’t require ripping out existing infrastructure investments. It’s designed to integrate with the data repositories, workflows, and tools developers use daily.


On the storage side, StorageX connects to NAS, SAN, object stores, and cloud data platforms from all major vendors including NetApp, Pure Storage, Dell, IBM, AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. This enables a unified view across heterogeneous storage environments.


The platform also embeds seamlessly into DevOps toolchains. Developers can manage data efficiently from within the tools they already use like GitHub, GitLab, Jenkins, Grafana, and Kubernetes. 


Integration with popular data analytics platforms such as Spark, Kafka, and Flink is provided to enable streamlined data pipelines. StorageX makes it simple to connect existing data analytics workflows.


Embeddable SDKs allow integration directly into custom applications or models, enabling programmatic data management. 


With flexible integration options, developers don’t have to disrupt their existing tools and workflows to gain AI-powered data management.


Scales Limitlessly 

Today’s data demands require web-scale data management platforms able to scale on demand. StorageX provides an infinitely scalable architecture to meet fluctuating data requirements.


The distributed platform scales both computation and storage independently for cost efficiency. Storage and compute capacity can scale up or down dynamically based on needs.

Slim modular components allow linear scaling that keeps up with data demands as they grow without disruption. The AI-powered engine parallelizes data processing across any number of nodes to enhance performance at scale.  


Whether dealing with terabytes or exabytes of data, StorageX gives developers confidence their data platform will keep pace with business demands. Costs scale linearly, too, so organizations only pay for the storage and compute consumed.


For enterprises with stringent performance, availability, and scalability requirements, StorageX offers a battle-tested data management foundation ready to meet their needs well into the future.


Leverages Data Gravity for Efficiency 

An interesting physics analogy helps explain StorageX’s technical approach. Data gravity is the concept that accumulating data in one spot requires increasing power to access it from a distance. Just like pulling orbiting objects away from a planet gravitational force requires substantial energy.


The exponential growth of data makes moving it back and forth increasingly power-hungry, inefficient, and slow. StorageX streamlines data access by collocating data and computing power in the same place. This brings analytics and insights closer to the data source for much higher performance and efficiency.


StorageX allows GPU and CPU-based computing to be embedded directly into the data pipeline near primary data repositories. This localizes data processing tasks to where data already resides. Dramatically less energy gets wasted “transporting” data around.


Developers spend less time waiting for data to move across the network. Applications process data faster. Analytics happen in real time. More efficient data processing unlocks innovation potential legacy data access models hold back.


Conclusion

As data volumes and analytics demands continue to outpace storage growth, developers need a better way to store, manage, and process exploding data sets efficiently. Manually wrangling endless silos of data across complex cloud environments has become untenable.


StorageX removes the constraints through AI automation, cloud-native architecture, and co-locating data with compute power for maximum efficiency. By relying on StorageX’s smart data platform, developers free themselves to focus on building innovative applications rather than wrestling with data management.

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