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August 2013 Vol. 12 No. 6

Stop making sense out of the data storage market

We need a new rating system to sort out what's really going on in the data storage market. Editorial director Rich Castagna offers his rating system to readers. Gartner has its magic quadrants and troughs of disillusionment, but that just doesn't seem enough to properly classify everything that's going on in the data storage market these days. Somebody has to sort these things out if we're going to make sense of all the new technology developments, and how they're being bent and reshaped to fit into various vendors' narratives. I'll do it. I'd like to introduce the Hype, Hope or Hoo-ha rating system. This extremely unscientific and almost totally subjective system will rate the latest and greatest buzzwords being bandied about the storage world so you can figure out what to pay attention to and what you should ignore. First, let's define our terms. Hype refers to a real, and probably very useful, technology that's getting way too much spin from marketers. In this category, you'll find solid, relatively new entries that are good ...

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    by  Mike Matchett

    Big data technology is a big deal for storage shops, and a clear understanding of what it means is required to configure storage for big data apps.