A3Cube’s cluster architecture
The transition to a storage-centric world continues. Billions of internet devices are driving exponential scale-up challenges. A3Cube’s Massively Parallel Data Processor (MPDP) may be the most comprehensive response yet to that reality.
It makes less and less sense to move massive amounts of data and more and more sense to move the computes and network closer to where the data lives. This is the core architectural problem.
But as with any potentially category-busting product, explaining it is a problem: it doesn’t fit into our common categories. The MPDP is a network, a fabric, a storage system and an enabling foundation for analytical apps.
That’s a key point anchoring the following discussion. The MPDP is intended to interoperate and integrate with existing apps and protocols, such as MPI and Hadoop.