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We’ve built the bridge between traditional “structured” data & modern “unstructured” data

By Brad King, Co-Founder and Chief Architect, Scality

The SAP Data Hub was designed to facilitate coordination between disparate data sources from enterprise data, including traditional SAP applications to modern unstructured big-data analytics from sources including IoT, logs, documents and public data – for complete orchestration, management and control of the full data landscape – and put it in the hands of the people who need faster time to insights

Persistent storage plays an important role in the form of object storage found in SAP’s public cloud and that of other providers. For the SAP customer that is not ready to go to public cloud, or has discomfort due to compliance, regulatory issues such as GDPR, or other constraints, our Scality RING software with Cisco UCS S3260 offers a compelling alternative as it brings high availability, security and scalability: key benefits customers have come to expect with the cloud value proposition.

With more and more data being generated by companies every day, the true value comes from extracting insight in a timely fashion and getting those insights to those who can make business decisions.  Where this data is stored should not be a determining factor for the value the business can derive from it.

On-premises data analytics solutions with cloud-like capabilities, for some, is a critical component of insight driven business innovation. Are you ready?

By teaming up with SAP and Cisco - we've answered the call in a big (data) way

“It’s great to know that I now have choices that work for us, we can manage our data either on-premises, in or across clouds or all of the above. Predicting our data growth is tricky, and this reassures me that we can manage this uncertainty with no sacrifice in performance, at scale and take advantage of cost savings where we can.”

Scality’s software defined storage combined with Cisco UCS S3260 servers adds “petabyte scale” to SAP Data Hub – and the best of object cloud storage on-premises.  SAP Data Hub runs on top of Cisco Container Platform: a simple container management platform and compatible with Google Cloud environment – all atop Cisco HyperFlex that integrates storage and compute in the safest and easiest way to deploy it. Scality augments this offering with elastic storage for unstructured data.

Till now, the concept had remained just that – a concept most of us were merely talking about. Based on the initial reactions we’ve received here at Sapphire, customers are now empowered to take action.


About the Author: As chief architect, Brad is responsible for the design of the largest systems Scality is deploying around the world. These include multi-petabyte, multi-site systems, with hundreds of servers. Brad is one of the co-founders of Scality and began his multifaceted career as a naval architect with the French navy, performing numerical simulations of ship capsize and waves around large ships. He then joined a Schlumberger research lab in Paris for several years, where he worked on turbulent fluid dynamics, laboratory automation, large-scale parallel numerical simulations, and new internet technologies, which included monitoring of NCSA projects (such as Mosaic) funded by Schlumberger. Brad holds a PhD degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan.