Cloud Data Storage Moves and Shifting Roles


Komprise September Update: Product, People and News

Back to school, back to business… and there are all kinds of evolutions happening in the data storage market too. Check out our take on the latest data storage and unstructured data management trends in our September update.

Storage Industry: Changing Status Quo?

The enterprise data storage market is mature and rigid, according to revenues for publicly owned storage companies, writes Chris Mellor of BlocksandFiles in his analysis of the major data storage vendors. While Micron, Dell, Western Digital, Seagate, HPE and NetApp are predictably the largest by far, it’s interesting to note the growth in the lower storage tier vendors: “All-flash array supplier Pure Storage is growing fast, at 30 percent year-on-year on its latest results, and so is cloud data warehouser Snowflake.” There’s always something new going on in the data storage and data management market with many upstarts (including cloud service providers) challenging the status quo.

Cloud Storage Moves

In September, AWS announced additional performance metrics for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server that include file server CPU and memory usage and storage disk throughput and IOPS. [Komprise supports analysis and migration of data to all the AWS Cloud NAS offerings.]

Microsoft announced that immutable storage for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available. This means the data can’t be changed, deleted or otherwise modified, such as by those sneaky ransomware people.

Mr. Mellor also recently covered storage news from Google: “Google Cloud has expanded upon its storage portfolio, augmenting existing services and launching a dedicated backup and data recovery service for the first time.” Google Cloud Hyperdisk, one of the new services, is “described as a next generation complement” to its Persistent Disk service block storage service, with different implementations for different workloads such as SAP HANA.

Wanna be a data manager?

As it turns out, this is quite a hefty job, according to Information Age. “Ultimately, the data manager is responsible for the design and management of a company’s data systems, which includes ensuring data is stored correctly and is secure, governed and meets regulatory standards.” But that’s not all. Data managers are also responsible for (at least in knowledge) data modeling, data mining, data cleansing and analysis, data storage best practices, and should understand data science and data movement and be excellent critical thinkers, the author expounds. Sounds like an ambitious job for the ambidextrous data IT professional!

Komprise News & Recognition

New Survey Report

Last month, Komprise announced the results of our second annual industry survey: The 2022 State of Unstructured Data Management. The survey uncovered several new trends regarding cloud storage, user self-service, non-disruptive data access, big data analytics and more.


VentureBeat’s Take on the Survey

The preeminent Silicon Valley venture capital investor publication covered the news: “The ability to initiate and execute automated data workflows for a variety of use cases is the leading new approach to unstructured data management.”


Last month, Komprise received two honors: making the Inc. 5000 list for the first time and achieving Gold Winner status in the Globee Awards for New Product in Cloud, SaaS and Internet.


Komprise and AWS Tackle PII Risks

Komprise CTO Mike Peercy and AWS technical expert Girish Chanchlani lay out an important use case and technical steps for discovering and protecting sensitive personal data in this AWS blog.

The New Unstructured Data Management Playbook

In this TechBeacon article, Komprise COO & President Krishna Subramanian discusses common challenges in enterprises (how to move unstructured data without disrupting users, poor visibility into unstructured data, and legal constraints) with tips for how to address them and grow data value at the same time.


Customer Story

Pfizer’s director of hosting data solutions is interviewed in this industry publication about his organization’s shifting needs in data management and how Komprise is helping improve ROI from the cloud. Read here.


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