As companies drive analytics-based digital transformation initiatives, they are hitting a snag: data access and availability across the organization and platforms.
While this may be simpler for a digital native or a smaller organization, it is a significant headache for larger companies running various data-hungry initiatives with data sitting in the cloud, on-premises, and at the edge.
So, HPE introduced HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric. Companies can deploy it as a global file system foundation for large-scale custom applications, a data lake for analytics applications, and software-defined storage for large-scale container environments.
Now, HPE is looking to broaden its HPE Ezmeral portfolio with new offerings.
Firstly, the company is making HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric available as a standalone offering in addition to being available as an integrated component of the HPE Ezmeral Container Platform and HPE Ezmeral Machine Learning Operations (MLOps). HPE plans to offer the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric as an HPE GreenLake service in the future.
HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric can span multiple edge sites, multiple clouds, and hybrid environments and is managed through one instance accessible via a global namespace. Enterprises can create a unified data repository for data scientists, developers, and IT to access and use and control how it is used and shared, creating the foundation for digital transformation that reaches new data sources and scales with the business as it grows.
The company announced a new HPE Ezmeral Technology Ecosystem program. It will see leading ISVs validate their applications on HPE Ezmeral, allowing customers to more rapidly create streamlined analytics environments. This marketplace delivers additional ecosystem stack support of core use cases, and workloads for customers, including big data and AI/ML use cases.
So far, Dataiku, MinIO, H2O.AI, Rapt.AI, Run:AI, Sysdig, and Unravel have joined the program. HPE plans to add more ISV partners to the HPE Ezmeral Marketplace every quarter.
“The HPE Ezmeral Marketplace allows us to connect with enterprises embarking on modernizing their data analytics and data science workloads,” said Florian Douetteau, chief executive officer at Dataiku. “The combination of Dataiku with the HPE Ezmeral software will help our customers to successfully scale and operationalize their machine learning projects, delivering real impact for their business.”
Lastly, a new HPE Ezmeral Marketplace brings leading ISVs and open-source projects such as Apache Spark, Tensorflow, and others together. Enterprises can use the Marketplace to modernize their workloads to be cloud-native.
“HPE Ezmeral is invaluable to our customers that are now embracing a digital-first strategy, as is evident with our continued growth into new enterprise accounts,” said Kumar Sreekanti, chief technology officer and head of software at HPE.
“The enterprises that use data and artificial intelligence effectively are better equipped to evolve rapidly in a dynamic, constantly changing marketplace. The separate HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric data store and new HPE Ezmeral Marketplace provide enterprises with the environment of their choice and with visibility and governance across all enterprise applications and data through an open, flexible, cloud experience everywhere,” he added.
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