What is a Data Hub?

Data hub is a modern, data-centric storage architecture to help enterprises consolidate and share data so it can help power analytics and AI workloads in today's data-first world.

How a Data Hub can break through Data Silos

For today’s enterprises, data is the fuel driving insight and innovation. Yet most data is stored in silos, fragmented and out of reach of analytics and AI applications. Some data is stored in data warehouses and some is lost in data lakes, but the unification of data is broken, and the velocity of data crippled. So why is it so hard for storage systems to unify data on a single platform? The problem is that each application has different requirements for its data – thus the proliferation of data silos.

A data hub is designed on first principles not only to store data, but to unify and deliver data. Unifying data means that the same data can be accessed by multiple applications at the same time with full data integrity. Delivering data means each application has the full performance of data access that it requires, at the speed of today’s business. Data hub shatters legacy infrastructure barriers where applications are given their own silos and replicated datasets.

A new Architecture to Unify and Share data

We believe so strongly that a data hub is what the storage industry needs to lay the foundation for a modern architecture, that we wrote an open letter to the industry. A data hub takes the key strengths of each silo and integrates them into a single unified platform that includes four must-have qualities: high throughput file & object, native scale-out, multi-dimensional performance, and massively parallel architecture.

Pure’s FlashBlade is the industry’s first data hub. From software to hardware, everything is tuned to deliver on these four essential qualities of a data hub.

FlashBlade is:

  • Built from ground up to unify file and object
  • Natively architected to scale out
  • Engineered to deliver multidimensional performance for any data
  • Massively parallel from software to hardware

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