HDS Applies Analytics to Object-Based Storage Systems

    These days, collecting data is a relatively trivial and inexpensive exercise. Making sense of it is another matter altogether.

    To address that issue, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) unveiled Hitachi Content Intelligence, a suite of search and analytics applications that makes it simpler to navigate the relationships between sets of data stored in an object-based HDS system.

    Scott Baker, senior director of the emerging business portfolio product marketing at HDS, says that as the amount of data that IT organizations need to manage continues to increase exponentially, IT management teams are finding it difficult to keep track of which data is associated with specific applications and processes.

    Hitachi Content Intelligence is designed to make it simpler for IT organizations to navigate multi-structured content across an object-based file system that can support hundreds of thousands of objects, says Baker.

    “It’s about being able to keep track of the pipeline,” says Baker.


    Most IT organizations today are still in the early stages of making the transition to object-based storage systems. But as the amount of data that needs to be managed increases, it’s already clear that most enterprise IT organizations are going to make that transition.

    However, being able to store data is not nearly the same thing as being able to manage it and, of course, no one can manage what they can’t see and measure in the first place.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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