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Clustrix 2016 Predictions: Scaling to Accommodate Growing Data Volumes and Speeds

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2016.  Read them in this 8th Annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed by Mike Azevedo, CEO, Clustrix

2016: Scaling to Accommodate Growing Data Volumes and Speeds

In the ‘old days', running a successful database operation was all about being up, and being fast. Today, it's not only about speed--more importantly, it's about accommodating fluctuating volumes of traffic, especially on mobile devices. In 2016, we will continue to see the move of infrastructure to the cloud and the rise in use of mobile devices--and the effects that come along with these trends. We'll see an increase in the already huge data volumes as well an emphasis on data security. The always-on user will grow into a larger demographic and require more attention to high availability and fault redundancy components in the database.

Data volumes and speeds are growing exponentially, with global mobile data traffic projected to increase 53% in 2016. A wider range of data is also expected to be more readily available for businesses, thus the reliance on the insights that can be derived from data will become more deeply integrated into every aspect of how today's leading online companies execute business processes. As a result, the ability of solutions to scale to accommodate dynamic demands will become greater than ever.

In keeping with a global, 24/7 business cycle, having high availability with no single point of failure will become an increasingly crucial component of offering companies the ability to perform analysis without disrupting business functions. If companies are serving time sensitive customers, they need their website to always be operating at peak performance and cannot afford even small degrees of latency while loading data as well as maintenance tasks such as running back ups or indexes.

Finally, as we head into 2016 we're seeing migration to the cloud happening at a blistering pace. This will be the year when cloud database adoption begins to become required for companies. Because of this they will demand a database that truly uses the cloud like a utility, meaning resources are always available on demand so that you can have what you want, when you want it--especially when it comes to performance, responsiveness and scale.

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About the Author

Mike Azevedo, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mike has more than 25 years of sales and executive leadership experience in scale-out analytic applications, grid computing, storage infrastructure, security, and retail.

Prior to Clustrix, Mike ran the top sales division of large-scale cloud computing company Platform Computing, later acquired by IBM. He also led global sales of ParAccel, and helped with a successful turnaround of PostX Corporation, prior to its acquisition by Cisco. Azevedo held several leadership positions at VERITAS Software, where he was involved in strategic M&A and business process re-engineering, eventually becoming head of the F100 sales team.

Mike holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration/ management from Chico State University

 

Published Tuesday, January 05, 2016 6:47 AM by David Marshall
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