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The Four Essential Mandates of a Data Access Strategy in 2017

May 31, 2017 Universal Data Access, Data Access Strategy

This post is part 1 of our Universal Data Access series that explores the 4 mandates of an essential data access strategy. Other posts include “Aggregating All Your Business Data for Universal Access“, “Never Lose a Thing With Universal Data Access“, “Preserving Data Access and Tribal Knowledge for the Future“,  and “Creating…

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Creating a Secure Data Access Strategy

June 15, 2017 Universal Data Access. Data Security

This post is part 5 of our Universal Data Access series that explores the 4 mandates of an essential data access platform. Other posts include “The Four Essential Mandates of a Data Access Strategy in 2017“, “Aggregating All Your Business Data for Universal Access“, “Never Lose a Thing With Universal Data…

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Preserving Data Access and Tribal Knowledge for the Future

May 31, 2017 Universal Data Access, Preserving Data Access

This post is part 4 of our Universal Data Access series that explores the 4 mandates of an essential data access platform. Other posts include “The Four Essential Mandates of a Data Access Strategy in 2017“, “Aggregating All Your Business Data for Universal Access“, “Never Lose a Thing With Universal Data…

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Never Lose a Thing With Universal Data Access

May 31, 2017 Universal Data Access

This post is part 3 of our Universal Data Access series that explores the 4 mandates of an essential data access platform. Other posts include “The Four Essential Mandates of a Data Access Strategy in 2017“, “Aggregating All Your Business Data for Universal Access“, “Preserving Data Access for the Future“, and “Creating…

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Aggregating All Your Business Data for Universal Access

May 31, 2017 Universal Data Access

This post is part 2 of our Universal Data Access series that explores the 4 mandates of an essential data access strategy. Other posts include “The Four Essential Mandates of a Data Access Strategy in 2017“, “Never Lose a Thing With Universal Data Access“, “Preserving Data Access and Tribal Knowledge for…

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How Data Access Impacts the IoT Manufacturing World

May 15, 2017 Digital Dossier, IoT

The number of sophisticated sensors in the IoT and Industrial Internet worlds has no ceiling in the next few decades. The data infrastructure that most companies have in place today are just not ready to find, access and process the enormous amount of real-time data that emanates from complex machines….

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What’s a Digital Twin?

May 1, 2017 Digital Twin, Advanced Analytics

There are about as many definitions of “digital twin” in the business world as there are pairs of human twins in the world. But we’re up for a challenge, let’s give it a try. Wikipedia isn’t always a bad place to start: “Computerized companions of physical assets… use data from…

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The Art of Prediction

April 15, 2017 Predictive Analytics

Nostradamus cast his divinations five centuries ago, but the information age hasn’t dimmed humans’ love of the prediction. In an industrial world where lost seconds or lost efficiency can mean billions of dollars in company losses, predictions become more than a flight of fancy. They’re the essence of a working industrial…

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Augmented Reality the Likely Winner over VR for Industrial Applications

April 1, 2017 Data Visualization, Augmented Reality

There’s been a lot of speculation about who’s going to win in the consumer and industrial markets: Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality? Apparently a heavyweight has weighed in on this already – Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has said that augmented reality makes much more sense as a commercial tool,…

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Aureum Sets the Table for Advanced Analytics

March 15, 2017 Analytics, Anomaly Detection

Q: What’s the connection between Aureum, a data access platform, and all these applications and data processes that are supposed to solve business problems? For example, how should we understand model orchestration and advanced analytics in this context. A: The short answer is that everyone makes the same basic mistake:…

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Companies must be ready for their ‘Kodak moments’

March 1, 2017 Data Architect, Advanced Analytics

Q: Let’s say you’re a data architect working in a Fortune 100 industrial company today. What keeps you up at night? What are the changes in the marketplace that should be on your radar? A: Well, it’s really several business and tech changes converging at once. One big change is…

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Peaxy Executive Series: Data Lake Challenges

February 15, 2017 Data Lake, Data Access, Big Data

Implementing a data lake—“a massive, easily accessible data repository built on (relatively) inexpensive computer hardware for storing ‘big data’”— can avoid duplication of efforts, encompass a company’s full data store, simplify data acquisition and storage, and democratize data within the enterprise. For details, see our previous post, What is a…

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Peaxy Executive Series: What is a Data Lake?

February 1, 2017 Data Lake, Data Access, Advanced Analytics

A data lake is “a massive, easily accessible data repository built on (relatively) inexpensive computer hardware for storing ‘big data.’ ” The term was invented by James Dixon of Pentaho to describe the vast data repositories used in modern Big Data applications. Enterprises often use data lakes as repositories for…

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What’s an Aureum?

January 15, 2017 Aureum, Data Architecture

A lot of people ask us about the name origin of our flagship product, Peaxy Aureum (pronounced AW-ree-uhm). Well, you might be interested to know that this very forward-looking data access platform takes its name from ancient Rome at the peak of its reign as a global center of power. When…

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Confidentiality in Data Access Solutions

January 1, 2017 Security, Big Data

One of the key selling points for data access systems with a huge single namespace is their superior suitability for data aggregation. Data aggregation and Find capability is key for companies that want to use data to make important strategic decisions with less risk. The (black) market for Big Data…

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Planning for Data Access — Disk Service Time

December 15, 2016 Performance, Disk Time

When we look at high-performance disks, why do the fastest disks only have 10 percent capacity when compared to high-capacity disks? They are not using older technology and they have the same platters, but use only a fraction of the cylinders in order to constrain the range of arm movements. Why…

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How fast can real data access be?

December 1, 2016 Data access

When you use the cloud for heavy duty engineering computations, you quickly find out that although storage is inexpensive, you never know how fast you can access your data. If you want guaranteed performance in terms of IOPS, the price quickly goes up. This has to do with the distance…

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Stats Talk: An OCR Experiment and Preserving Validity in Adaptive Data Analysis

November 15, 2016 OCR, Data Validity, Analytics

One of the fundamental principles in statistics is that you must design the experiment in full detail before you start collecting any data and analyze it. This is also known as preregistration and the analysis is called nonadaptive. Unfortunately, in the heat of the battle this is often forgotten, sometimes…

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Two Lessons: Minimize Data Movement, Store Only What You Need

November 1, 2016 Big Data, Data Access Platform

These days storage is cheap. You can buy a 2.5-inch 16 TB SSD (actual capacity 15.36 TB) based on third-generation 3D V-NAND with 48 TLC layers and 256Gbit per die — with the promise of 40 percent higher density, twice the speed, and half the power requirement of the previous…

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Finding Critical Documents from an Old Project

October 15, 2016 Peaxy Find, Peaxy Aureum, Big Data

Here is a common scenario — a huge, multi-year project is finally completed, the product is shipped, and the team moves on to a new project or new version. Months or years later, a problem comes up that has been solved before, and one unlucky engineering team is tasked with…

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Executive Series: Hadoop Technical Overview

October 1, 2016 Hadoop, Peaxy Aureum, Executive Series

What is Hadoop? Hadoop is a distributed architecture and infrastructure for storing and processing Big Data. See the previous post, What is Hadoop and Why Should I Care? What are the challenges of building a system like Hadoop? Mainly, reliability and scalability. Suppose the data is distributed across 1,000 commodity computers….

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The Evolving Need for Data Access

September 15, 2016 Data Access

America is a nation of pioneers: if you own a house, you do not hire a network of handymen… you collect your tools and do your own maintenance. Some people can do everything with a Swiss army knife, but most people quickly find out that life is better when you…

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Executive Series: What is Hadoop and Why Should I Care?

September 1, 2016 Hadoop, Peaxy Aureum, Executive Series

What is Hadoop? Why do I need to know about it? Suppose your company collects a lot of data—not just gigabytes but terabytes or petabytes. To make that data useful, you need a system to store all that data reliably and retrieve and manipulate it quickly. Hadoop is a distributed architecture…

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Aureum 4.0 Under the Hood

August 15, 2016 Peaxy Aureum

The latest Aureum release (4.0) builds on the 3.1 features of Peaxy Find (threaded search capability) and security data services. It also improves interoperability with Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Spark. This post gives an overview of how Aureum works and explains the technical reasons it offers such high-scale and performance. This…

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How Aureum Keeps Your Data Safe

August 1, 2016 Aureum, Security, Authentication

Data security is an old cat-and-mouse problem. Security is getting a lot more public attention since widely publicized breaches that affected millions of consumers. Any entity entrusted with personal data MUST be sure to have due diligence processes in place. Peaxy Aureum builds in customizable security at five different levels: None…

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Better Storage for Hadoop

July 15, 2016 Hadoop

Hadoop is able to make solving many real-world problems much easier, but sometimes the system design can mean unnecessary duplication of data and limited access. One example is in the digitization of paper-based content. Rasterizing PDF in commercial printing One of the key features of a PDF is that each page…

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Multi-tiering is Occam’s razor for storage systems

June 28, 2016 SDS, Multi-tiering

In the past couple of years, we have seen the legacy data access and delivery system industry falter while a new software-defined data access and delivery (SDS) industry has been emerging. Hitherto the definition of SDS has been nebulous, vaguely leaning on software-defined networking (SDN) and virtualization. Data access and…

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Executive Series:
Unstructured Data Opportunities

June 15, 2016 Unstructured Data

Free-form unstructured data, which represents over 80 percent of all new data created today, is the new frontier for business insights. Much of it can be considered dark data because it is collected, processed, and stored but not analyzed or used. For background, see our previous post, What is Unstructured…

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Executive Series:
What Is Unstructured Data?

June 1, 2016 Unstructured Data, Big Data

What is unstructured data? Unstructured data is a catch-all term used to describe free-form information—text, images, audio, videos—that is not organized inside a well-defined storage structure, such as a relational database management system or a financial application. Unstructured data comes in many forms. How is it different from structured data?…

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It’s All About Access —
Aureum’s Users and Roles

May 15, 2016 Aureum, Security

Access control in information systems regulates what a user can do directly, and what that user’s programs are allowed to do. System administrators have to implement access control mechanisms to protect the confidentiality and integrity of applications and its data. In other words, a subject (user and process) is given access…

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Peaxy Recognized as Gartner Group 2016 Cool Vendor

April 22, 2016 Peaxy, Gartner Group, Cool Vendor, Storage Technologies

Peaxy was named by Gartner Group as one of only five “Cool Vendors” in the Storage Technologies category. This recognition is given annually to a company for its achievements in the field and its potential as a game-changing presence in the industry. Three measures were assessed in making the selection:…

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Different Strokes for Different Analytics Folks

May 1, 2016 Analytics, Data Munging

When people talk about analytics jobs, they usually have a mental picture of a single job and skill-set. They talk about analysts, or data analysts (in Silicon Valley we call them data scientists). But it’s helpful to categorize data analysts by the kind of job they have. The builders of…

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Security in Data Access Systems

April 15, 2016 Security, Authentication, Aureum, Big Data

One of the key selling points for data access systems with a huge single namespace is their superior suitability for data aggregation. Once data has been aggregated, it is very valuable, because it allows companies to see the big picture and make important strategic decisions with less risk. The (Black)…

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Data Scientists – Bringing Order to Big Data Chaos

April 1, 2016 Data Scientist, Aureum

Data scientist is a hot job in Silicon Valley. Since they work among systems capable of storing and providing access to exabyte-scale data, they are often the best sources to find out more about designing the technological tools they need to do their best work. Peaxy has designed Aureum with…

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Hadoop and Paper-Based Digitization

March 15, 2016 Hadoop, Digitization, Aureum

Hadoop is able to make solving many real-world problems much easier, but sometimes the system design can mean unnecessary duplication of data and limited access. One example is in the digitization of paper-based content. Rasterizing PDF in commercial printing One of the key features of the PDF print description language…

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Executive Series: Opportunities in the IoT World

March 1, 2016 IoT, Internet of Things, Aureum, Advanced Analytics

The Internet of Things (IoT)—the network of physical objects that sense, interact, or communicate with the external environment—is growing exponentially. As those data-emanating devices proliferate, so does the total amount of data your company may have to put through an analytics framework. A data access platform like Aureum will prove…

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BIG DATA ANALYSIS NEEDS SCIENCE, NOT OPINION

FEBRUARY 17, 2016 Big Data, Opinions

The other night I was sitting in a cafe on University Avenue in Palo Alto, sipping a hot tea. I overheard an animated discussion a couple of tables down that started to get more heated. Two entrepreneurs disagreed on whether they should use data striping or 15K RPM disks for…

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Peaxy Wins ESG Delta-V Award

January 20, 2016 ESG Delta-V, Awards

Peaxy had some good news to finish off 2015. We were selected as an honorable mention in the ESG Delta-V awards “Big Picture” category. These awards recognize the top 20 companies that made an impact in big data and analytics in 2015. Peaxy’s presence on this list validates that we…

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Commuting to Peaxy – An Opportunity for Big Data

January 5, 2016. Big Data, Technology, Automotive, Driverless Car

Can something as common as a drive to work be improved by the power of Peaxy technology? Let’s dream together… DRIVING ME CRAZY! For most of my life, I have been lucky to work just 2 miles from home, so I have not been exposed too much to the commuting…

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EXECUTIVE SERIES: BIG DATA OPPORTUNITIES

DECEMBER 9, 2015 Executive Series, Big Data

The Peaxy Executive Summary Series is designed to explain quickly and simply what business leaders need to know about big data and data access systems. The world is being “datafied” and the result is Big Data—too large, complex, and dynamic for conventional data tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze. For…

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EXECUTIVE SERIES: BIG DATA EXAMPLES

DECEMBER 2, 2015 Executive Series, Big Data

The Peaxy Executive Summary Series is designed to explain quickly and simply what business leaders need to know about big data and data access systems. The world is being “datafied” and the result is Big Data—too large, complex, and dynamic for conventional data tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze. For…

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EXECUTIVE SERIES: BIG DATA CHALLENGES

NOVEMBER 23, 2015 Executive Series, Big Data

The Peaxy Executive Summary Series is designed to explain quickly and simply what business leaders need to know about big data and data access systems. The world is being “datafied” and the result is Big Data—too large, complex, and dynamic for conventional data tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze. For…

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EXECUTIVE SERIES: WHAT IS BIG DATA?

NOVEMBER 18, 2015 Executive Series, Big Data

I’M CONSTANTLY HEARING ABOUT “BIG DATA,” BUT THE TERM SEEMS VAGUE. WHAT IS IT? It is vague, but it’s real. A good working definition is: data that is too large, complex, and dynamic for conventional data tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze. WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? IS THERE REALLY…

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THE LIMITS OF TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE FOR COMPLEX SYSTEMS

NOVEMBER 16, 2015 Big Data, Complex Systems

Managing the data around complex machines such as airplanes, groundbreaking equipment or wellheads is challenging. The formal data (most commonly geometry, telemetry, and simulation data) may be stored in dozens of repositories. Related informal data – such as Word documents or PDFs from the Engineering team – could be just…

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EXPOSING HIDDEN DATA

NOVEMBER 11, 2015 Hidden Data

One of the recurring themes in big data is that we are confronted with a tsunami of unstructured data. We then rush out to look for tools to digest and process this data. For example, a favorite tool is to index everything and then use a search engine to work…

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SEARCH ENABLING SERENDIPITY

OCTOBER 30, 2015 Big Data

Our working memory can hold only 7 ± 2 chunks of information. When the number of chunks increases, we recode the information by breaking it into categories that each contains 7 ± 2 chunks. We also saw how in the case of data we prefer to use a hierarchical system…

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PEAXY AUREUM 3.0 – DATA ACCESS EVOLVED

OCTOBER 28, 2015 Aureum

Our third major product release marks another important step in our evolution as a data access company. We are focused on bringing data to people who work with large, industrial and technical information across industries like aviation, automotive, energy industrials, energy exploration and genomics. Our 3.0 release adds the key…

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PEAXY ANNOUNCES DIRECTED AVAILABILITY OF AUREUM 2.1

APRIL 28, 2015 Aureum

Peaxy, Inc. announced today the directed availability of the Peaxy Aureum v2.1. The new release features enhanced authentication, security, improved performance and resilience. Peaxy will offer v2.1 to its charter customers and expects to announce the directed availability of v3.0 in early summer.

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AN ENGAGING DAY FOR FUTURE ENGINEERS – HILLER AVIATION’S AERO DESIGN CHALLENGE FOR CHILDREN

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 Opinions, Engineering

Exposing children to engineering skills and concepts helps them better understand our interconnected world and encourages their capacity for invention. The curiosity and passion kindled through scientific challenges like these fuels the advances in our industry and helps build companies like ours. This will be a day focused on the…

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PEAXY AUREUM REDEFINES DATA MANAGEMENT TO DELIVER ON THE PROMISE OF ADVANCED ANALYTICS

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 Data Management, Unstructured Data, Analytics

Gives Teams Clear, Controlled Access to Massive, Disparate, Unstructured Data Peaxy, Inc. today announced general availability of the Peaxy® Aureum™, its hyper-scale data management system that enables enterprises to access and manage massive amounts of unstructured data without disrupting business operations. For engineers and researchers who must search for datasets…

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PEAXY SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOYS AUREUM IN THE AWS CLOUD FOR FORTUNE 25 LEADER

JULY 28, 2014 AWS, Aureum

Peaxy, Inc. has taken a major step forward by successfully deploying and testing the Peaxy® Aureum™ in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud as proof of technology for a Fortune 25 industrial leader. This milestone validates deployment of the Peaxy architecture on-premises and off-premises to provide data management for advanced…

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PEAXY RECEIVES PATENT FOR AUREUM ARCHITECTURE

JULY 1, 2014 Patent, Aureum

A U.S. patent of wide-ranging applicability has been issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Peaxy, Inc., and Francesco Lacapra, inventor and Peaxy VP of Engineering and CTO, for the underlying technology of the Peaxy® Aureum™. The patented architecture enables significant flexibility for feature expansion into a broad…

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