UPDATED 21:38 EST / OCTOBER 28 2015


Will 2016 be the year for Big Data applications on flash? | #oow15

The future of flash belongs to the younger companies offering storage arrays, according to Ramesh Chitor, senior director of business development at Tegile Systems (Tegile, Inc.). Chitor spoke about the exciting growth of flash technology with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during Oracle OpenWorld 2015.

The number of legacy companies offering flash are very few now, and Chitor said they simply do not have what it takes to compete with the startups. “What they have done, the bigger players, they’ve started with disk architecture, and they’re trying to build in flash there and trying to make it look better. We’ve taken a different design approach.”

With architecture designed specifically for flash, Tegile and others are able to deliver much more to customers interested in flash storage, according to Chitor.

Growth of flash ‘unstoppable’ as cost continues to drop

The advantages of flash are well established, and now with costs steadily lowering, we can expect to see more and more customers moving to flash storage, said Chitor. “The flash platform is going to be adopted more and more for mission-critical applications, and the reason for that is the economics are catching up with the performance,” he said. He also predicted that 2016 will be the year for Big Data applications on flash.

Watch the full video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of Oracle OpenWorld 2015. And join in on the conversation by CrowdChatting with theCUBE hosts.

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