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Decentralized Data and AI Workloads with Hammerspace CEO David Flynn

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Decentralized Data and AI Workloads with Hammerspace CEO David Flynn

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Decentralized Data and AI Workloads with Hammerspace CEO David Flynn

On this episode of FYI, we’re joined by David Flynn, the mind behind Hammerspace, a privately owned company working in the realm of data storage and management. On this episode, ARK Director of Next Generation Internet Research Frank Downing, and CEO and CIO Cathie Wood dives deep into a world where data isn’t just stored, but orchestrated. David takes us through the futuristic landscape crafted by Hammerspace, leveraging the untapped potential of Solid State and Flash technology to redefine data management. From unveiling the shortcomings of platforms like Amazon’s S3 to pioneering the concept of data orchestration, David takes us on a journey through the frontier of data technology. Listeners will also hear about David’s path from programming on a Commodore 64 to becoming a trailblazer in the industry.

Key Points From This Episode:

– Overview of David’s background
– Leveraging luck and experience with embedded systems to exploit the potential of flash storage
– Consumer electronics sparked demand, lowering costs and expanding market opportunities
– Hammerspace’s approach to try to fundamentally transform data management through decentralized, dynamic data orchestration
– Hammerspace’s data orchestration: facilitating direct manipulation on a global file system
– Hammerspace offers a unique network attached storage (NAS) system that enhances data accessibility and boosts performance by separately handling metadata and actual data
– Object storage is cheaper, simpler but still important; Hammerspace enhances utility
– Companies in sectors such as artificial intelligence (AI), entertainment, science, and design benefit from a universal data interface, especially when handling large, unstructured data sets
– AI and machine learning (ML) revolutionizing industries, enhancing data management and accelerating research
– Transition to data orchestration technology might take around five to ten years, paralleling server virtualization’s adoption cycle but potentially hastened by AI advancements

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