StorageMojo’s crack analyst team is hitting the road: Flash Memory Summit; Intel Developer Forum; and SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference.

Flash Memory Summit
I’ll be chairing a tutorial at the Flash Memory Summit on Thursday morning, August 23rd. Topics include:

  • Architectural approaches to storage of relational and other structured databases
  • Actual results in database applications such as computer graphics, IC design, and data warehousing

At the IDF the topic is Object Storage, though the title may be something like Revolutionary Storage. Panel members will include Amplidata, Aspera software, Quanta and an Intel cloud architect.

Storage Developer Conference
Not sure of my role at the Storage Developer’s Conference, but I’ll do my best to be interesting. If you develop storage this is the conference for you.

The StorageMojo take
The breadth of these events reflects the incredible ferment in storage today. I’ve been following the industry for 30 years and this is the most exciting time I’ve seen.

Given the continuing explosion of data – and we’re just scratching the surface – the demand for fast, reliable and economical storage capacity will also grow explosively. What’s also clear is that the old paradigms won’t scale into the future.

If you make it to any of these events I’d be pleased if you’d introduce yourself. Warning: I don’t usually interact with many people, so if I appear a bit glazed it isn’t you, it’s me.

Courteous comments welcome, of course. Want to make it to VMworld too, but haven’t figured out the logistics.