data storage

Salesforce acquires Attic Labs, the startup behind decentralized database Noms

Attic Labs, the creator of Noms, an open-source decentralized database, announced today that is being acquired by Salesforce. Terms of the deal, Salesforce’s first acquisition of 2018, were undisclo

Data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M on a $1B valuation

Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise startups: Rubrik, a data backup company that only emerged from stealth in 2015, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 million on

Facebook open sources Zstandard compression algorithm and MyRocks storage engine

Today, Facebook is releasing its Zstandard compression algorithm into the wild as open source. The lossless compression technology is aimed at replacing existing libraries like zlib that are powered b

How storage is changing in the age of big data

Have you ever tracked all the ways you use data in a single day? How many of your calories, activities, tasks, messages, projects, correspondences, records and more are saved and accessed through data

Komprise Raises $6M To Help Companies Rein In Sprawling Data

Storing loads of data is costly, especially if companies can’t figure out the most best ways to manage all that information. Komprise wants to make big data less overwhelming so its clients don’t

NimbusBase Launches An iCloud For Any Platform At Disrupt NY, Lets Users Store Their Data On Dropbox Or Google Drive

It’s hard to gauge how popular Apple’s iCloud really is, but the idea behind it is solid: give developers a place to save their users’ data, give users control over this data and all

Founder Stories: Cloudera’s Jeff Hammerbacher On Building Big Data Systems

Recently, I had the Founder and Chief Scientist of Cloudera, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jeff-hammerbacher">Jeff Hammerbacher</a>, over to the studio to talk about his ex

Fujifilm and IBM develop magnetic tape that stores 35TB

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/magnetic_tape.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/index.html">Fujifilm</a> and <a href="http://www.ibm.com">IBM</a> toda

Japanese researchers work on 1,000-year memory device

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/kuroda_sensei_keio-620x927.jpg" /> Hard disks and recording media to store data are great and all, but especially for sensitive informat