Huawei, the world’s leading ICT solutions provider has launched AI-Native database Gauss DB and the highest-performance distributed storage Fusion Storage 8.0 today in Beijing. The aim of this launch is to redefine data infrastructure through a Data + Intelligence strategy. Present at the event was Mr. David Wang, Huawei Executive Director of the Board and President of ICT Strategy & Marketing.
David Wang said, “Humanity is entering the age of an intelligent world. Data is the new factor of production, and intelligence the new productivity. Heterogeneous, intelligent, and converged databases will become the key data infrastructure of the financial, government, and telecoms industries. Huawei is a major contributor to ICT infrastructure and smart devices. AI-Native database GaussDB will help enhance HUAWEI CLOUD’s capabilities and fully unleash the power of diversified computing, which includes x86, ARM, GPU, and NPU computing. We aim to continuously push our AI strategy forward and foster a complete computing ecosystem. Together with our partners, we will move further towards the intelligent world.”
GaussDB is the world’s first AI-native database which represents two major breakthroughs. First, it pioneers the embedding of AI capabilities into the full lifecycle of distributed databases, making their self-O&M, self-tuning, self-diagnosis, and self-healing possible. In online analytical processing (OLAP), online transaction processing (OLTP), and hybrid transaction/analytical processing (HTAP) scenarios, GaussDB uses the optimality theory to create the industry’s first reinforcement learning self-tuning algorithm, improving tuning performance by over 60%. Secondly, its innovative heterogeneous computing framework, GaussDB harnesses the power of diversified computing, including x86, ARM, GPU, and NPU computing. In the TPC-DS benchmark test, GaussDB ranked No.1 in terms of performance, 50% higher than the industry average. GaussDB provides a full spectrum of high-performance data warehouse services for customers in the financial, Internet, logistics, education, and automotive industries.
FusionStorage 8.0 offers three innovative features. First, it boasts the industry’s highest distributed storage performance. In the SPC-1 test, FusionStorage 8.0’s read-write performance per node reached 168,000 IOPS in 1ms, powering distributed storage for the first time to support critical enterprise applications. Secondly, FusionStorage 8.0 simultaneously supports block, file, object, and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) protocols, allowing a single storage system to manage an entire data center. Thirdly, it integrates AI into full-lifecycle storage management, from resource planning and service provisioning to system optimization, risk prediction, and fault location.
Huawei’s GaussDB and FusionInsight big data solutions have been deployed in 60 countries and regions, serving over 1,500 customers. These two solutions have been adopted by over 500 business partners, and are widely used in industries such as finance, telecoms, government, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation. HUAWEI CLOUD has launched 13 database services, including data warehouse services on the cloud for industry customers. Huawei FusionStorage was the market leader according to the IDC’s software-defined storage market share report in 2018.
The Huawei Global Industry Vision (GIV) predicts that global data volume will increase from 32.5 ZB in 2018 to 180 ZB in 2025. Enterprise demand for AI computing power doubles every three months, and AI adoption will rise to 80% by 2025. Looking to the future intelligent world, Huawei promises to continue to invest and innovate and work with partners to redefine data infrastructure. Together, they aim to build a complete ecosystem for diversified computing and make intelligent industries a reality.