Nutanix Cloud Platform to Provide Enhanced Data Services for Unstructured and Structured Data


Focus on performance, scalability, mobility and governance of objects, files and databases

SAN JOSE, California, September 21, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – .NEXT Conference – Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, today announced new capabilities in the Nutanix® cloud platform that enable customers to simplify data management and more easily optimize database performance and big data workload for the most critical applications. The Nutanix Cloud Platform will provide unstructured data tiering from on-premises to cloud, up to 2x the storage performance for database workloads and 3x for big data workloads without requiring reconfiguration, as well as Nutanix Data Lens â„¢, a new governance of unstructured data service. In addition, the Nutanix Era â„¢ database service now offers one-click storage scaling and rich role-based access control for database management in hybrid multicloud environments for businesses. database engines such as PostgreSQL®, MySQL®, Microsoft® SQL Server and Oracle® Database.

“Customers need a variety of ways to store data, both structured and unstructured, and are looking for ways to simplify management without needing to use different vendors to do it,” said Rajiv Mirani, director of technology at Nutanix. “New features in the Nutanix Cloud platform extend our data-centric innovation to high-performance applications to provide a unified platform with comprehensive data services for all workloads and all kinds of data. “

Improved performance for databases and big data workloads
Customers looking to modernize their IT infrastructure and run large-scale databases will be able to do so easily without requiring complex changes to their database storage configuration, resulting in performance increases of up to 2 times. compared to the previous version. Customers will also benefit from lower storage latency by taking advantage of hardware advancements such as Intel® Optane ™ technology combined with Nutanix preferential data placement.

Additionally, Nutanix dramatically simplifies the execution of data analysis workloads, including Hadoop® and SAS® Grid workloads. A new way of replication factor storage in the Nutanix platform enables data processing up to 3 times faster, compared to the previous version, while reducing costs. Finally, Nutanix Objects â„¢, the company’s S3-compatible object storage solution, supports high-performance petabyte-scale storage for creating data lakes. Customers working with modern analysis applications, such as Apache Spark â„¢, will experience dramatically improved query and batch processing performance with S3 Select and enhanced S3A support.

Simplified storage scaling and governance for databases
Nutanix’s database service, Era, manages the most popular database engines such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle Database in hybrid multicloud environments. With Era, customers can now easily and quickly scale online database storage, turning days or weeks of work into one-click operation. Additionally, customers can now easily enforce their security and compliance policies with support for role-based access control, as well as securely share access to databases and operations. database management. Finally, Era now supports multi-regional failover capabilities, providing increased resiliency through a highly available Database as a Service.

Mobility and governance for unstructured data in clouds
Nutanix announced Nutanix Data Lens, a new cloud service designed to enable customers to manage the growth of their unstructured data and protect their data from security risks. By providing a holistic view with information about unstructured data stored on Nutanix unified storage, whether on-premises or in the public cloud, including access patterns, data age, data types, etc., Nutanix Data Lens will simplify data lifecycle management and protect against ransomware attacks by detecting and blocking suspicious files and alerting on abnormal activity.

Additionally, Nutanix will help customers manage the growth of unstructured data, with native support for data tiering to Nutanix Objects, AWS S3 and Azure blob storage, as well as disaster recovery management for customers. File shares on Nutanix Files â„¢ with a recovery point goal of one minute. (RPO) and self-service catering.

“Organizations are looking for ways to more efficiently and securely manage the rapid growth in size, speed and variety of data, as well as to simplify on-premises and cloud operations,” said Eric Burgener, Vice President of Research, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group at IDC. “Nutanix is ​​taking important steps to deliver comprehensive data services over structured and unstructured data on a single platform with a common management interface that spans on-premises and in the cloud.

New features in Nutanix Era are currently available to customers. Extended support for database and big data applications in the Nutanix Cloud platform and unstructured data management features are currently under development.

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