Press Release


Tegile and Splunk Unleash the Power of IoT Data with Scalable Storage Performance and Capacity

New solution allows enterprises to store, access and analyze machine-generated and IoT data with greater storage performance and capacity at improved economics

Newark, Calif. – September 29, 2016 – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced a partnership to run Splunk analytics on Tegile IntelliFlash. Through the integration, businesses of all sizes are able to capture insights from the explosion of machine-generated data (MGD) and Internet of Things (IoT) data by combining Splunk’s operational intelligence platform with Tegile’s unique storage infrastructure, which scales both storage performance and capacity without disruption.

Tegile is the only storage provider that combines multiple types of storage media into a single volume. As a result, Splunk and Tegile IntelliFlash automatically place hot, warm and cold data to the appropriate storage tier within the same storage array and filesystem based on the stage of the Splunk pipeline: Ingest, Search, Index, Query, and Visualize. This reduces the overall workload during hot to warm/cold data bucket movement. In contrast, other storage vendors segregate hot and warm/cold buckets on different storage arrays, forcing Splunk to read and write all data during every data movement. This is especially cumbersome for large, enterprise environments where an admin would have to manage hundreds of volumes.

“Backing our Splunk infrastructure with Tegile has opened the door to new performance gains and unparalleled simplicity,” said Ron Shock, Splunk architect at VisiCore. “With our Tegile storage array, we’ve already realized 41 percent savings, even on the data already compressed by Splunk. For organizations that require efficiency and 100 percent availability, Tegile is the most compelling choice.”

Tegile is able to reduce query time through Splunk by providing flash-optimized storage and metadata. Since Tegile enables all data bucket rolls to occur within the same array, filesystem and volume, data movement becomes a simple metadata update within the array. Tegile’s patented metadata acceleration process isolates and aggregates metadata on flash, reducing the query time significantly. Tegile also compresses the already-compressed Splunk data upon ingest into the array, resulting in improved data reduction ratios and cost savings.

Notable use cases include:

  • Predictive analytics for IT operations: Make sense of syslog or NOC data, especially helpful for CIOs looking to implement predictive analytics for IT operations
  • Security information and event management: Centralize and report security-oriented data for a holistic understanding of an organization’s IT security
  • IoT and real-time business analytics: Monetize raw data generated by customer machine data

“Connected devices will soon outpace the number of people in the world. That creates a boundless opportunity for businesses to benefit from customer and business data — but only if they can properly store, access and analyze it,” said Chris Tsilipounidakis, senior manager of product marketing at Tegile. “Working with Splunk, we’ve created an unrivaled solution that makes it easy for businesses to both immediately take advantage of querying today’s data and guarantee the ability to scale performance and capacity in the future.”

Customers can also use the Tegile IntelliFlash App for Splunk to retrieve relevant data from Tegile storage arrays and display it within the Splunk user interface for a single-pane-of-glass view of one or multiple Tegile storage arrays. The type of data retrieved includes array controllers, pools, volumes and mappings to assist administrators in monitoring and management.

Pricing and Availability

The Splunk solution is broadly available now through Tegile Systems’ global channel partner network. Learn more at https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3262

About Tegile Systems

Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualisation, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s line of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications and allow customers to significantly consolidate mixed workloads in virtualised environments.

Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash™ technology accelerates performance and enables inline deduplication and compression of data so each array has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualisation, virtual desktop integration and database integration than any other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in snapshot, remote-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and VM-aware features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.