Written on: Apr 15, 2021 9:51:10 AM
Written by: Alex Raben
[Data Infrastructure, COOLSPIRiT, Pure Storage]
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The world we all live in is advancing faster than we can sometimes contemplate.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one prime example of this. 10 years ago, who'd have thought that cars that do the driving for us would be so popular already! The thousands of sensors linked to software used to autonomously control modern vehicles, while controlling them away from danger, is just one example of the AI in the world we live in today.
AI is everywhere and something we don't all realise - a recent survey found that 33% of people believe they use technology that utilises AI in their day to day lives... but this figure is actually closer to around 78%.
In simple terms, AI offers the ability to make machines think like humans, who don't sleep, eat, takes breaks and has the answer to every question you could ever ask - delivered much, much faster. Scary. But so powerful and beneficial to our daily lives.
Another great example of AI, which positively impacts us all, is cancer research and recognition. Helping to limit traditional invasive surgery and medication, healthcare experts can now utilise and analyse genome sequencing far more than they could, say even a year ago, due to the ever-expanding capabilities of AI. How they can now compare terabytes of image slices, not just of the single images themselves, but comparing these with thousands of other images from patients across the globe (and its metadata), then suddenly you have a much clearer picture of possible treatments, very fast, all based on the vast amounts of research data collated across the globe and locally - incredible progress.
Finally, we also see the power of AI interacting with our daily online activity, helping us to make positive decisions:
Together, these are great examples of where AI is making a hugely positive impact on us all.
So, how does COOLSPIRiT & Pure Storage deliver knowledge, insight and business outcomes with the power of AI & Analytics?
Where does AI generally offer the most beneficial outcome? Big data... so let's use that topic to help understand the possible benefits.
Firstly, modern data analytics can be challenging without underlying data platforms that can keep pace and this is where technology from Pure can help business leader and organisations thrive. When organisations have either been managing and analysing big data for some time or only just begun the journey, it is critical they advance their journey continuously or they risk losing their competitive edge.
Organisations with experience have a strong handle on their data and are aware of what to capture and analyse next. More importantly, they use advanced analytics capabilities to derive actionable insights from their big data in real-time, applying those insights as quickly as possible to drive innovation. In addition to having a defined, modern data analytics strategy, these organisations tend to be well along in their digital transformation journey or accelerating it. That’s usually a critical differentiator between organisations that can get only so far with big data projects and those that actively derive and use data insights to:
Having a strong technology foundation is key to achieve the above - including high-performing flash-storage - which supports varied, robust, and mature analytics programs with real-time or streaming analytics. This is key to any business managing Big Data and was recently highlighted in an Enterprise Strategy Group study, which found that organisations with the highest analytics maturity capability are 3.2 times more likely to outperform on customer satisfaction compared with organisations with less mature analytics programs - allowing positive and powerful outcomes beyond just increased revenue potential.
With the family of products from Pure which includes, FlashBlade and the Evergreen program, you can gain:
Together we can help you and your plan to increase analytics maturity and tackle your most challenging modern data requirements. A unified fast file and object storage delivers cloud-like simplicity and agility with consistent high performance and control. With the correct data storage solution, we can help you make better, faster decision.
Oh, and one final thing, let's not forget all this delivers acceleration of your applications...
When discussing the example of big data processing, a series of steps are undertaken by data engineers and data scientists on a daily basis:
As you can imagine with the above small file performance of the storage tier is critical as many types of inputs, including text, audio, or images will be natively stored as small files. If the storage tier does not handle small files well, an extra step will be required to pre-process and group samples into larger files. Most legacy scale-out storage systems are not built for small file performance, however, Flashblade from Pure is and makes building, operating, and growing an AI system easier for the following reasons:
To put it more simply, with technology from Pure Storage and the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, if your business needs to bring an application to market then use AI & MI to accelerate its design and testing - they will recognising patterns and find anomalies so much faster than a human. Imagine if you're working on a piece of code when designing an app and trying to resolve an error – with AI you will be able to spot the problem and fix it 5 times quicker than without... Is that not a better world to be in?
In the data-driven world we live in… make everything better for your organisation and your customers, with mature analytics capabilities:
We hope you have found this blog useful and inspires you to make infrastructure changes that will deliver tangible business benefits. Intelligent infrastructure methods used to deliver data insight is a must for all organisations looking to keep their competitive edge.
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