Datos IO Emerges From Stealth, Readies New-Gen Storage for 2016
Datos IO eschews conventional snapshots in lieu of a rapid-fire, almost "live-streaming" report on the state of a Cassandra database.Just when you think there's no more innovation on the horizon in the data storage sector, somebody comes up with a new take on the standard idea of storing, protecting and restoring digital data. Datos IO, which eschews conventional snapshots in lieu of a rapid-fire, almost "live-streaming" report on the state of a Cassandra database, emerged from stealth on Sept. 15 and announced that it has raised $15.25 million in venture funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and True Ventures, along with a number of angel investors. New large-volume, high-ingestion, real-time data applications that are much faster and move much more data than legacy apps are being deployed on scale-out databases, such as Cassandra, MongoDB, HBase, Amazon DynamoDB, Google BigTable and Spark. These databases enable rapid development of next-generation applications, but they also lack enterprise-scale recovery capabilities that allow corrupted data to be removed, replayed and propagated with minimal downtime to customer-facing applications. This is where Datos IO comes in. The company's platform is centered on a distributed versioning platform for scale-out databases that enables application architects and DevOps staff to extract value from their data and metadata via advanced data management services using their standard applications and others, CEO Tarun Thakur told eWEEK.
"In scale-out IT systems, every node has a different view of the data," Thakur said. "Cassandra doesn't run on EMC storage, or on shared storage; it runs on locally attached storage. If you remember 20 years ago, we had DAS—direct-attached storage. We have now come full circle with big data, where compute and storage are coming together in hyper-convergeance.