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Digital Transformation Driving New “Big Memory” Requirements


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For the first time, a major industry analyst defines the new category called Big Memory. Eric Burgener, Research Vice President at IDC, describes the drivers for Big Memory, a forecast for byte-addressable Persistent Memory revenue, and a concise definition of the Big Memory category.

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Digital Transformation Driving New “Big Memory” Requirements

  1. 1. Digital Transformation Driving New “Big Memory” Requirements Eric Burgener, Research Vice President Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group May 2020 © IDC
  2. 2. © IDC 2 What Is Digital Transformation (DX)? The digitization of business models, processes, products and services Sets enterprises up to optimally take advantage of big data analytics
  3. 3. © IDC 3 91.1% of enterprises undergoing DX in the next three years More data-centric business models will drive AI/ML-infused analytics Performance and availability implications for enterprise storage Market evolution will drive demand for persistent memory technologies Digital Transformation is Widespread DX Maturity Distribution
  4. 4. © IDC 4 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Worldwide, data is growing at a 26.0% CAGR, and in 2024 there will be 143 zettabytes of data created By 2021, 60-70% of the Global 2000 will have at least one mission- critical real-time workload Real-Time Workloads Are On The Rise
  5. 5. © IDC 5 PM Revenue Forecast, 2019 - 2023 $0.00 $500.00 $1,000.00 $1,500.00 $2,000.00 $2,500.00 $3,000.00 Revneue ($M) 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 REVENUE($M) $2609M248% CAGR 2019-2023 $65M
  6. 6. © IDC 6 CONFLUENCE OF AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES ▪ Artificial intelligence and machine learning ▪ More concentrated compute power than ever before ▪ Emerging persistent memory technologies ▪ Memory virtualization with intelligent data placement MARKET EVOLUTION TO REAL-TIME ▪ Upping the ante: massive data sets, real-time orientation ▪ For accelerated computing, storage is still the bottleneck ▪ Value propositions include competitive differentiation, increased revenue Business Drivers TARGET WORKLOADS ▪ Latency-sensitive transactional workloads (trading floor apps, etc.) ▪ Real-time big data analytics in financial services, healthcare, retail, etc. ▪ AI/ML analytics and inferencing (fraud analytics, social media, etc.)
  7. 7. © IDC 7 Defining “Big Memory Computing” ▪ Enables the ability to run applications in memory for improved performance and efficiency ▪ Leverages byte addressable memory media ▪ Includes enterprise-class data services to handle tier 1 availability and management requirements ▪ Runs on a software-based memory virtualization layer on industry standard hardware without application modification ▪ The technology enabler for mission-critical real- time computingCAPACITY STORAGE BIG MEMORY (DRAM, PM) COMPUTE CAPACITY STORAGE MEMORY COMPUTE PERFORMANCE STORAGE OLD MODEL BIG MEMORY COMPUTING
  8. 8. Thank You! © IDC Eric Burgener Research VP, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group