Data storage technologies (DSTs) are evolving with the exponential rise in the demand for high capacity and secured storage systems in the recent years. This is mainly due to the change in technological perception in the global community which focuses on facilitating simplified interaction with the latest innovations happening around as data forms an integral part of this transformation.
From offering high-capacity storage capabilities along with providing secure and advanced data management systems, DSTs will be a driving force for majority of the technological advancements and trends in various industries. Advanced technologies and platforms such as wearable electronics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, smart factories will be relying completely on the data storage media to generate meaningful output to support decision making.
This technology and innovation report offers insights on three prominent technologies which are shaping up the current data storage market along with few application specific case studies which will have impact in the near future. The technologies include innovations and its impact in non-volatile random access memories (NVRAMs), flash memory and cloud storage. NVRAM technology scope comprises assessment of MRAM (Magnetoresistive random-access memory), FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory), PCM (Phase-change memory), RRAM/ ReRAM (Resistive random-access memory), DRAM (Dynamic random-access memory), and NRAM (Nano random-access memory). Flash memory technology coverage includes 3D NAND and 3DXPoint along with SSDs (solid state drives), NVDIMMs (Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module) and Enterprise flash. Cloud storage involves comparison between various cloud storage architecture like file storage and object storage, public, private and hybrid storage.
Key questions answered in the report:
1. What is the significance of emerging data storage technologies (DSTs)?
2. What are the key trending applications impacted by DST?
3. What are the innovations in DSTs and its impact in different applications?
4. Who are the major players driving innovation and adoption?
5. What are the key factors influencing adoption?
6. How are patents and funding driving developments and wide spread adoption?
7. What are the key innovation themes?
8. Who has implemented key DSTs and what is the impact?
9. What is the future prospect for DSTs?
10. What will be the key technology in 2022?
11. What are key strategic directions for stakeholders to remain competitive?
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Scope of the Technology and Innovation Research
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Research Methodology Explained
1.4 Key Research Findings
2. Technology Landscape Assessment
2.1 Technological Overview and Significance
2.2 Journey of Data Storage
2.3 Key Trending Applications - Industrial, Banking, Government, and Healthcare
2.4 Key Trending Applications - Retail and IT Infrastructure
2.5 Data Storage Technologies in the Limelight
3. Assessment of Opportunities for Non-volatile Random Access Memory (NVRAM)
3.1 Significance and Technology Classification of NVRAM
3.2 Emergence of NVRAM Technologies
3.3 Major Drivers for Development of NVRAMs
3.4 Major Challenges for Adoption of NVRAMs
3.5 Significance of MRAM
3.6 STT-MRAM and Features
3.7 Capabilities of FRAM
3.8 Key Features of RRAM
3.9 Emerging NRAM Technology
3.10 Competency of PRAM Technology
3.11 Patent Publication Trends
3.12 Inference from Patent: Key Focus Areas
3.13 Key Patent Holders Driving Innovation
3.14 Key Industry Initiatives Driving Wide Scale Adoption of NVRAM
3.15 Key Industry Initiatives - NRAM and ReRAM
3.16 Profile of Key Innovations in MRAM
3.17 Profile of Key Innovations in FRAM and ReRAM
3.18 Key Futuristic Innovations
3.19 Examples of Implementation Cases of NVRAM in Mobile Computing, Smart Meters, and Wearables
4. Assessment of Opportunities for Flash Memory
4.1 Key Capabilities of Flash Memory in Data Storage
4.2 Limitations of Traditional Flash Memories
4.3 Major Drivers for Development of Flash Memory
4.4 Major Challenges for Adoption of Flash Memory
4.5 Key Competencies of NAND Type Flash Memory
4.6 Industry Developments in 3D NAND Flash
4.7 Key Capabilities of 3D XPoint-based Flash Memory
4.8 Key Challenges and Initiatives of 3D XPoint-based Flash Memory
4.9 Key Capabilities of SSDs
4.10 Opportunities for SSD Storage
4.11 Key Competency of Storage Devices Using Flash Memory - NVDIMM
4.12 Opportunities for NVDIMM
4.13 Key Capabilities of Enterprise Flash Memory
4.14 Patent Publication Trends
4.15 Inference from Patent: Key Focus Areas
4.16 Key Patent Holders Driving Innovation
4.17 Key Innovations in Flash Memory - Tegile Systems and NGD Systems
4.18 Key Innovations in Flash Memory - Nimble Storage and E8 Storage
4.19 Examples of Implementation Cases of Flash in Retail and Healthcare
4.20 Examples of Implementation Cases of Flash in Education
4.21 Future of Flash Memory Storage - Non-volatile Memory Express (NVMe)
4.22 Emerging Technology Roadmap - Forecast till 2021
5. Assessment of Opportunities for Cloud Storage
5.1 Key Capabilities of Cloud Storage
5.2 Limitations of Cloud Storage - Data Security, Complexity, and Latency
5.3 Major Drivers for Development of Cloud Storage
5.4 Challenges Hindering Adoption of Cloud Storage
5.5 Cloud Storage: Technology Segmentation
5.6 Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid Storage Types
5.7 Patent Publication Trends
5.8 Inference from Patent: Key Focus Areas
5.9 Key Patent Holders Driving Innovation
5.10 Key Industry Initiatives - Cloud Storage
5.11 Key Innovations in Cloud Storage
5.12 Examples of Implementation Cases of Cloud Storage in Media Management, Legal and Education Sectors
6. Future Growth Opportunities and Strategic Perspectives
6.1 Future Growth Opportunities - Skyrmions, Helium, and Molecular Memory
6.2 Future Growth Opportunities - Holographic Storage, Scanning Probe, and Nano Memory
6.3 Future Prospects for DST - Forecast till 2022
6.4 From the Analyst’s Desk: What is the Nature of Competition and Global Adoption Scenario for Data Storage?
6.5 From the Analyst’s Desk: What are Key Attractive Applications and Future Opportunities for Data Storage?
7. Industry Contacts
7.1 Key Contacts