Data is the key ingredient for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. These technologies continue to mature and they are generating vast amounts of data. This leaves us with a new challenge – storage. Computer Business Review brought this news to our attention in their article, “AI and Machine Learning – What are the Most Important Data Storage Requirements?

Organizations need to balance storage performance, ease of management and cost to support AI and machine learning applications. Designing a storage strategy should include object storage. Creating and gathering AI-scale data sets can take years. Backing up enormous sets in one go can be costly and time-consuming. Instead, some object storage solutions come with self-protecting capabilities that mean a separate backup process isn’t necessary.

It does little good to store data sets if you can’t find the data you need with ease and in a timely manner. Searchability, powered by metadata, is what makes large volumes of data useful.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.