A big day today here at Chaos Sumo world headquarters. We have officially launched general availability of a Free “Quick Start” Community Edition for Data Discovery and Management on Amazon S3. This means that you can finally get visibility into your S3 buckets, know what you have and start to organize and manage it — in only a few clicks! Today is only the beginning of the Chaos Sumo journey. Data, as we all know, is the new oil. It’s a bit of an overused statement, but it’s true. Raw Object Storage is exploding, and that’s where most of any new data created is ending up. IDC projects the amount of data created by businesses and end users will reach 44 zettabytes by the year 2020; and, more than 80% of this data will be unstructured – web, social, video, audio, email, log files, and more. Object storage, such as Amazon’s S3, is a perfect option for storing this type of unstructured data, often multimedia. Amazon S3 is cheap, it’s durable and it’s infinitely scalable. While Amazon S3 is quickly becoming the cornerstone of cloud, mobile and web services — it is only storage, and users lack the ability to extract value from its contents. Basic analytics of the data requires moving it out of S3 through data scaffolding and custom-built extract-transform-load (ETL) code, to other services. This introduces risk to data integrity, added cost, complexity and requires specialized skills to do right.
Chaos Sumo knows there is a better way and created Smart Object Storage to solve this problem, saving organizations time and money, while maintaining the integrity of an organization’s most valuable asset – its data. The free Chaos Sumo Community Edition is a great way to get started on the journey of Smart Object Storage. It’s a free service and enables data managers, devops engineers, AWS administrators and pretty much anyone, to understand what data they have and how to better manage it with full access to:
- Quickly discover all data sources in your S3 buckets including CSV, LOG, JSON, Text, XML, Image, Video & More.
- Catalog all of your object storage data broken down by type, size, history, and more.
Reduce risk by knowing if objects are public or private; identify duplicate data for reduced storage costs.
- Automatically find, organize and associate all files with shared attributes (e.g. name, size, type, meta-tags).
Anyone can get started NOW with a free Community account! But we’re not stopping there. We are building a comprehensive self-service data management and analytics service on Amazon S3. We want to enable data managers, data engineers, data analysts and data scientists to do more with Object Storage, faster and easier than ever before. Check it out for yourself and create your free account here!
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