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“The GRIDScaler parallel file system is an excellent choice for SAS Grid deployments. IO intensive SAS Grid workloads have demonstrated excellent performance characteristics utilizing this storage appliance” —Cheryl Doninger, Senior Director, Research and Development, SAS
More than 50% of the largest oil and gas companies, 40% of the leading financial services companies, and 30% of the top aerospace and automotive companies have deployed DDN solutions to address performance, scalability, and TCO challenges in their organizations. Built from the ground, DDN’s GRIDScaler (IBM® Spectrum Scale™) and EXAScaler (Lustre* FS) parallel file system solutions are the next-generation analytics storage platforms that eliminate performance bottlenecks, simplify environment, and greatly increase return on investment.
A formidable challenge for Big Data analytics is architecting a high-performance infrastructure to handle rapid and unpredictable data growth at a reasonable price point. Traditional NAS and SAN enterprise storage protocols (NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, FC) are designed more for traditional back-office applications and file-sharing repositories. These protocols are point-to-point and are not designed for concurrent access of data from multiple applications. Furthermore, the SAS Grid computing tool consolidates islands of analytics hardware, increasing the performance requirements for shared, backed storage beyond what traditional protocols can offer.
A parallel file system offers several advantages over a single, direct-attached file system or traditional network-attached storage. When DDN parallel file storage solutions are used in conjunction with SAS Analytics, the advantages include: