Breaking Through the AI Analytics Barrier with FlashBlade


Customer:
ZIFF, a provider of advanced AI and deep learning techniques for B2B and B2C businesses, uses FlashBlade from Pure Storage as the core data platform to support its most demanding AI workloads, which can now be processed with unprecedented speed.

Challenges:

  • Data-storage I/O was a persistent bottleneck.
  • Petabyte-scale data files overtaxed storage infrastructure.
  • Clients want ever-more-complex questions answered.

Use Case:

  • FlashBlade – Artificial intelligence, deep learning
  • Database – Postgres® 

Business Transformation: 
ZIFF is able to deliver unprecedented levels of AI and deep learning services to its clients, saving months of time and hundreds of thousands of dollars while producing answers to questions that even global enterprises have not been able to solve.

IT Transformation:

  • I/O has disappeared as an issue of concern.
  • High-value data scientists are more productive by maintaining higher utilization levels.
  • Clients receive answers and actionable insights in less time and at lower cost.
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“At ZIFF we want to help CEOs fall in love again with their business using transformational AI.”
David Gonzalez, CEO, ZIFF

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