Yearly Archives: 2017

vSAN 6.6, HPE Simplivity 380, Cisco HyperFlex 2.1 updated in online SDS & HCI comparison!

In our ongoing efforts to provide you with the industry’s most current and “always-online” product evaluations for your technology decisions, the online SDS & HCI comparison has been updated with a number of recent product releases. In addition category consultant Herman Rutten has expanded the comparison with a new evaluation criteria “Stretched Cluster Data Redundancy” and introduced

Thank You! Recognition for WhatMatrix Community – Runner Up at DCS awards 2017!!

We had a great night at the DCS Awards yesterday, coming Runner Up in the crowded Special Awards “Innovation” category – amazing!!! We wanted to say THANKS to everyone who supported our nomination and ongoing efforts, whether site visitor, affiliate, vendor or contributing consultant – this is fantastic recognition for all of us! A great

RightScale moves into Top3 in Cloud Management Platforms + “Welcome Sheldon Lee-Wen”

We are delighted to welcome Sheldon Lee-Wen to our growing band of community-consultants at WhatMatrix. Sheldon joins the team of consultants driving the comparison of Cloud Management Platforms. Sheldon has extensive experience using CMP’s through his role as Director of Enterprise Architecture at CGI with particular insight into the RightScale Platform. With Sheldon’s input we have

“SDS & Hyper-Converged” Comparison updated with Nutanix AOS 5.1

A quick post to confirm the update of the Nutanix comparison listing with the capabilities added with AOS 5.1. You can select the 5.1 related editions from the dropdown menu at https://www.whatmatrix.com/comparison/SDS-and-HCI – check it out now! All credits to Category Consultant Herman Rutten and to all community members that submitted feedback and change requests – thanks

Distributed Systems for Cloud and Big Data – a Guide to Consistent Hashing

BY JUAN PABLO CARZOLIO – Freelance Software Engineer @ TOPTAL In recent years, with the advent of concepts such as cloud computing and big data, distributed systems have gained popularity and relevance. One such type of system, distributed caches that power many high-traffic dynamic websites and web applications, typically consist of a particular case of

Cisco committed to closing the (hyper-converged) gap with the competition

If you’ve read the WhatMatrix SDS/HCI Landscape Q1 2017 report, you will have noticed that Cisco HyperFlex had to ‘up the game’ a bit throughout 2017 in order to rival some of the competition’s broad functionality and feature set. If on the other hand you have not yet had a chance to check out the

A Data Engineer’s Guide To Non-Traditional Data Storages

BY KEN HU – DATA SCIENTIST @ TOPTAL Data Engineering With the rise of big data and data science, many engineering roles are being challenged and expanded. One new-age role is data engineering. Originally, the purpose of data engineering was the loading of external data sources and the designing of databases (designing and developing pipelines

Virtualization Comparison updated with latest Citrix XenServer 7.1 – check it out!

We are glad to announce the addition of XenServer 7.1 to the Virtualization Category – explore the popular XenServer and compare it with other Virtualization solutions here: https://www.whatmatrix.com/comparison/VirtualizationThe latest XenServer release introduces a number of industry-unique features and has an even tighter alignment  with Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop. Citrix is clearly focused on positioning XenServer 7.1 as the

A Guide to CloudKit: How to Sync User Data Across iOS Devices

BY PAUL YOUNG – FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ TOPTAL #Apple #CloudKit #iOS   These days, modern mobile application development requires a well thought-out plan for keeping user data in sync across various devices. This is a thorny problem with many gotchas and pitfalls, but users expect the feature, and expect it to work well. For

WhatMatrix announces new ‘SDS & HCI Landscape Report 2017’ (free access for limited time)

Our community is excited to announce the release of the first WhatMatrix ‘Landscape Report – created by Category Consultant Herman Rutten.  Landscape Reports provide an “in-time” snapshot analysis, complementing the currency and technical depth of our ‘always online’ comparisons with a “reflective” summary view of the entire industry segment. Starting with the SDS & HCI Landscape

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