Often, realizing the true potential of any technology requires time and space. Enterprises of all types are ramping up artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning projects, but while computer infrastructure is often the focus, storage is equally important. This interesting topic came to us from Enterprise AI News in their article, “3 Reasons Why Object Storage Is Right for AI and Machine Learning.”

AI and machine learning are most effective when there is a large and varied data source to learn from. There are what data scientists refer to as the five Vs of big data – volume, variety, velocity, veracity and value. There is hierarchy in that list – the first two are the most significant.

Scalability is key for big data storage. If your business is storing significant amounts of unstructured data, you absolutely must make sure that your storage is built to handle the specific challenges that you are sure to face in the future.

Melody K. Smith

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