Series C Funding – Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity – The initial speed required to go from an initial point in a gravitational potential field to infinity…Wikipedia   Last week when Pavilion was honored Best in Show at Flash Memory Summit in the most innovative Flash Memory Startup category, the award was met with mixed emotions.  Of course, we were proud and humbled.  According to show organizers, a record number of award submissions were received this year, making the judging quite challenging and each of the categories extremely competitive.  At the same time, it was overshadowed knowing that today we would be announcing the news of an…

3 Questions to Ask Your Big Storage Vendor

2019 is the year of NVMe and Composable/Disaggregated Infrastructure (CDI) is ushering in the 2nd wave of NVMe adoption, offering disruptive performance, scale, and now, radical new business models. As the price per gigabyte continues to decline, drive manufacturers are increasing IOPs, throughput and capacity in a fashion that resembles Moore’s Law. As this continues, you would expect enterprise storage systems providers (aka Big Storage) to keep up. Yet the snazzy new All-Flash Array (AFA) you are planning to purchase is not upgradable, and as you purchase more capacity, you get to pay per GB for capacity expansion and support.…

The Penrose Triangle

We live in a connected world. Millions of apps, billions of users and trillions of things. Consequently, the amount of data that is generated is exploding. Yet at the same time, we are seeing massive fragmentation of where it originates from, its key structure, where it resides, how it gets accessed and processed and how it is ultimately consumed. New-fangled clustered databases, in-memory caches, exotic massively parallel filesystems, structured to semi-structured to unstructured, modern and disparate query languages, are just a few of the technologies that are causing this significant fragmentation.   At the same time, new application architectures are…