David Floyer (ex IDC analyst) covers in a long article the major forces and trends in the storage industry and the major trends that will define IT development for the coming decade:
The storage infrastructure will allow dynamic transport of data across the network when required, for instance to support business continuity, and with some balancing of workloads. However, data volumes and bandwidth are growing at approximately the same rate, and large-scale movement of data between sites will not be a viable strategy. Instead applications (especially business intelligence and analytics applications) will often be moved to where the data is (the Hadoop model) rather than data being moved to the applications. This will be especially true of “big data” environments, where vast amounts of semi-structure data will be available within the private and public clouds.
David looks at the impact of multi-core processors, flash, virtualization, disk drive technologies on storage and considers three mega-trends in the data wave/BigData:
- The simplification of IT infrastructures through convergence,
- Massive cost reductions through virtualization,
- New business models enabled by cloud computing.
Original title and link: Storage Directions in an Era of Big Data (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)