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Vast Data Platform V.5.0 Adds AI-Based Event Detection, Real-Time Monitoring and Simple Provisioning Tools for AWS Hybrid Cloud Deployments

And simplifies and secures hybrid cloud data management while delivering 80% cost savings on AWS cloud.

Vast Data Ltd. has unveiled its new software release, version 5.0, extending the capabilities of its Data Platform with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable cloud cost savings of up to 80%.

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Today, AWS customers can streamline and accelerate their AI workflows and optimize hybrid cloud deployments across multiple AWS regions via a single control plane. With the Data Platform, organizations benefit from enterprise data management capabilities and infrastructure efficiencies to easily manage files, objects, and tables wherever computation happens. Additionally, cloud-native organizations can now start their journey with Vast in the cloud to gain access to the transformative capabilities of the Data Platform.

As an AWS Partner, the company offers organizations an alternative to existing approaches to data management, where they would otherwise need to seek out and integrate independent enterprise NAS solutions, object storage, parallel file systems and data warehouse tools in order to build end-to-end data pipelines. For the 1st time, enterprises can consolidate all of their structured and unstructured data management into a unified data platform that can be deployed across private clouds and all AWS regions. 

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By unifying a multi-modal data management environment, organizations can avoid incurring excess infrastructure costs by eliminating cross-protocol data sprawl and leveraging the firm’s Similarity-based data reduction to further reduce the cost of data infrastructure.

Among the joint customers leveraging the Vast Data Platform on AWS is the Allen Institute

Every day we collect hundreds of terabytes of new data for neural genomics research, and we manage these massive datasets across our own private clouds and AWS for rapid, global data access,” said David Feng, director, scientific computing, Allen Institute. “The Vast Data Platform makes it simple for the Allen Institute to rapidly share and process data anywhere. These new hybrid cloud enhancements give our researchers and partners easy-to-use tools to build global AI pipelines that facilitate and accelerate our pursuit of new scientific discoveries.”

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In addition, as part of software update 5.0, the company unveiled capabilities and enhancements, including:

  • Multi-protocol namespace on AWS – Offers a data platform that combines multiple protocols (SMB, NFS, S3, and DataBase tables) into a single namespace, allowing users to RW data from any protocol and eliminating the data silos and unnecessary copies caused by independent data systems.
  • Multi-cluster manager for AWS instances – Organizations can now manage and deploy Vast clusters across private clouds and AWS, streamlining cloud bursting workflows and multi-region availability. This UI simplifies the creation, management, and connection between Vast clusters so customers can transparently access data for AI workflows across the globe. 

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  • Intelligent anomaly detection – Using ML, every Vast cluster is able to report on anomalous user events and data behaviors. Anomalies are then reported to administrators via the Vast Data Uplink call home service. This service allows customers to detect ransomware attacks, anomalous API calls, as well as other unusual data access patterns in Vast clusters both on-premises and running in the cloud.
  • Real-time audit log analytics – The Data Platform enables audit logs to be directly streamed into and queried from the Vast DataBase, making it easy to log user and administrator activities. This offering provides security teams with real-time insight into incidents without requiring external Security Event and Incident Management (SEIM) systems.
  • Acceleration for Vast dataBase – The Vast DataBase is designed for transactional and analytical database services that extend the benefits of a flash-optimized, real-time architecture all the way to the archive. Version 5.0 supports the release of new database functionality such as projections and additional predicate pushdown, allowing the system to dramatically reduce query times and accelerate time to insight.

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The Data Platform is the simplest, fastest, most efficient and most secure way for customers to achieve AI-powered insights from all of their data, across private and public clouds,” said Jeff Denworth, co-founder, Vast Data. “Today we’re enabling customers to quickly deploy Vast across AWS regions and establish inter-cluster relationships for data availability – making it that much easier for cloud-native organizations to take advantage of the Data Platform.” 

The Data Platform version 5.0 will be available in December 2023. 

Vast Data Platform for AWS
Analyst paper: Vast Data Platform on AWS Shows Savings up to 80%, by IT Market Strategy Principal Analyst, Merv Adrian 
Blog: The Next Chapter of Our Customer-Led Product Story    
Blog: Illuminating the Data Landscape with Uplink Anomaly Detection   
Blog: Introducing QoS per User: A Finer-Level Granularity in Vast 5.0  
Video: Audit Records with the Vast DataBase