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CAMPBELL, Calif. – March 24, 2021 – WekaIO™ (Weka), the fastest-growing data platform for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), life sciences research, enterprise technical computing, and high-performance data analytics (HPDA), today announced that it has been selected as the winner of the “Overall Data Storage Company of the Year” award in the 2021 Data Breakthrough Awards program conducted by Data Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global data technology market today.
Weka has built an innovative solution designed to ease management of petabytes of data in a single, unified namespace to improve the performance of HPDA AI/ML, and life sciences research applications. The Weka Limitless Data Platform™ is built on a shareable, scalable, and distributed file storage system (WekaFS™).
Designed to help future-ready clients’ data centers and enable digital transformation, the breakthrough WekaFS solution was architected to leverage the performance benefits of flash, high-speed networking, and compute acceleration technologies (like GPUs) whether the data resides on-premises, in the public cloud, or a hybrid model. WekaFS stands out as a leader because gives clients the leverage to get more value out of their compute resources, providing a full enterprise-grade solution with advanced security and full cloud integration.
“WekaIO solves big data center problems for our customers, delivering the speed, simplicity, and incredible scalability for the world’s most demanding workloads, including AI/ML, finance, HPDA, drug discovery using Cryo-EM and genomics research applications, and DevOps,” said Liran Zvibel, Co-Founder and CEO, WekaIO. “Our data storage solution is used by eight of the Fortune 50 enterprise organizations today, and gaining massive customer adoption because it accelerates data pipelines and gives those organizations a competitive advantage. We are honored to be recognized as the Data Storage Company of the Year in this year’s Data Breakthrough Awards program.”
The Data Breakthrough Awards is the premier awards program founded to recognize the data technology innovators, leaders, and visionaries from around the world in a range of categories, including Data Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Storage, and many more. The second annual Data Breakthrough Award program attracted more than 1,450 nominations from across the globe this year.
“Organizations are faced with a complicated path to generating, processing, and storing multiple petabytes of data,” said James Johnson, Managing Director, Data Breakthrough. “WekaIO’s breakthrough big data solutions help simplify this path, empowering organizations to get the highest level of performance out of their IT infrastructure, supporting the use of AI, ML, and high-level data analytics. We extend our sincere congratulations to the WekaIO team for their well-deserved industry recognition with this 2021 Data Breakthrough Award.”
Weka has partnered with leading private and public cloud providers to deliver complete, fully validated, and performant storage solutions. Certified solutions include AWS S3, AWS Outposts, Cloudian HyperStore®, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), IBM Cloud® Object System (IBM COS), Quantum ActiveScale™, Scality RING, and Supermicro.
“We are pleased to see Weka recognized for their innovative file system technology in such a prestigious awards program,” said Geoff Barrall, vice president and CTO, Hitachi. “We accelerate new enterprise workloads that demand ultra-high performance for capacity applications. Our fully integrated end-to-end solution is architected to maximize cost-efficiencies to reduce OPEX while accelerating time to value by improving reliability, accessibility, and extensibility.”
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