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HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric File and Object Store: Benefits and tutorials

Four videos are now available that illustrate how simple and easy it is to manage and administer the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric File and Object Store.

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A data fabric that unifies all data enterprise wide (from file stores, databases, event streams, and object stores) is crucial for today’s data-first companies. The HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric provides data engineers with a simple, single pane of glass to these data sources. It also gives data scientists the richest data sets possible from which to extract insight that drives competitiveness.

The biggest advantage of object storage is its ability to add value to primary data through metadata, or labels, enabling companies to easily search large data volumes, view audit trails, set policies, and provide auditable records on who can see, open, or download the data. Object stores have become the preferred platform for data analytics because of their speed, scalability, security, data integrity, and reliability.

Object storage rose to prominence due to ease of use, relatively low cost, and the fact that it was the most cost-effective way to store and share data in public clouds. Object systems have, until recently, been limited by low performance and lack of interoperability with systems that require file access. HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric solves these issues by leveraging its underlying file and database architecture and providing cross-protocol functionality to support legacy applications. Deployable on bare metal and Kubernetes-native deployments from edge-to-core-to-cloud and on HPE Greenlake, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric can scale to match needs.  

HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric File and Object Store delivers a global view and console to unify management, security, and data access. Four videos are now available that illustrate how simple and easy it is to manage and administer the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric File and Object Store.

The videos cover four areas:

This first video explains some of the reasons object stores have become so important in a data-first strategy. It also provides the basic concepts behind object stores and specifically, how HPE implements these features.

The second video covers the basics of buckets and objects and shows how simple it is to create, modify, and delete buckets and objects using the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric File and Object Store user interface.

The third video describes two key concepts of the HPE implementation of an object store, illustrating the following:

1. How to create and delete accounts

2. The different types of users (Domain & IAM) and how to create an IAM user

This last video in the series looks at groups and how they make administration simpler and more secure by reducing the number of repetitive tasks that need to be performed. Additionally, it covers group and bucket policies that allow for fine-grained control to data access and control plane operations by administrators.

HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric is the industry’s first data fabric to centralize S3 objects, files, streams, and databases in one scalable data platform from edge to cloud. HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric avoids data silos created by distributed data sources by ingesting hybrid data types into a single logical infrastructure, and then uses a single management view to centralize, manage, and administer the data fabric.

Watch the first in the series of four now:

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About the Author


Tom Armstrong is a senior technical marketing engineer at HPE with deep knowledge and expertise in the areas of VMs/operating systems, application software, and data networking. He holds a B.S. degree in Information Systems.