Enables users to participate in storage management and content classification
Power tools for DevOps and sys admins;
designed for scale and automation
For unstructured data
The File Catalog is a database that enumerates all of your files and directories along with their version histories. Extensible metadata in the form of tags and key-value pairs adds color to your files, facilitating discoverability, reporting, and analytics.
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& Batch processor
The output of a query to the file catalog serves as instructions for Starfish's parallelized data movers and batch processors. Copy, move, or delete files OR do whatever you want to your files at very large scale with minimal effort.
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Starfish allows users and applications to associate metadata with files and directories. Features include:
Inheritable directory metadata
Visual query builder
Easy automation in CLI, GUI, and API
Starfish is the industry leader in reporting and file system analytics. Features include:
Metadata for greater specificity
Engineered for massive scale
Retention and analysis of historical data
Customizable with SQL
Support for third-party BI tools such as Tableau
More than just analytics
Orphaned file discovery
Quota management, chargeback, and showback
Identify candidate files for archive and deletion
Starfish supports a number of data protection strategies, giving you complete control over the files you protect and how you protect them. Features include:
DOIs and UUIDs
Starfish often pays for itself simply by reclaiming wasted storage space. Starfish is superior to other solutions in that it enables users, to participate in storage management. Capabilities include:
Data ROT (Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial) cleanup
Automated storage tiering
Data disposition policies and workflows
Duplicate file detection and remediation
Orphaned file detection and remediation
Starfish is the ultimate data migration solution, and it can be licensed just for this purpose. Features include:
Parallel data movement
Support for NFS, SMB, and object
The ability to detect incremental ﬁle-system changes
Awareness of character encoding issues
Sensitivity to hard and soft links
Ability to do dry runs and simulations of complex migrations
Starfish provides comprehensive and flexible archiving and recovery. Features include:
Leverage metadata to decide what to archive and what to recover
Manager approval workﬂows
Support for POSIX, Windows, object, deep archives, and tape
Starﬁsh combines metadata with batch processing, making it very simple to automate pipelines and workﬂows that involve ﬁle processing and data movement.
Metadata extraction from file headers
DOIs and UUIDs
Fine tune detection logic across files; analyze permissions, file headers, and the content of individual files; and design remediation strategies. Capabilities include:
PII and data anonymization
File access permissions
Starfish is the only reporting and unstructured data management solution in the industry today that works at HPC scale. Starfish has been vetted in some of the world’s largest and most demanding HPC centers. These environments are characterized by extremely high file counts, rapid and widespread churn, and enormous capacities. Starfish provides life cycle management and essential insights into capacity consumption.
Starfish has been very successful in the life sciences. Our clients include Top 10 pharmas as well as leading biotech firms, biomedical research labs, government labs, and EDU labs. Starfish is great for instrumentation workflows, downstream data classification and management, data ROT (Redundant, Obsolete, and Trivial) cleanup and archive automation. Starfish is also great for cloud bursting and AI workflow management.
Starfish was initially built for scientific research data management; in fact, many of our early customers were grant-funded EDU research facilities. Today, research organizations rely on Starfish to maintain good storage hygiene, conform to data management plans, and facilitate open access to raw data that supports published findings. With Starfish, data curation begins when files are first created.
Starfish is in production in government labs in the U.S. and abroad. U.S. government clients include DOE labs, NIH divisions, NIST, CDC, USDA, and the Federal Reserve. Starfish is also deployed at the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Australian CSIRO.
Starfish is deployed at several of the world’s largest hedge funds. Starfish tracks dependencies, runs data protection workflows, manages archives, and provides detailed capacity reporting on billions of files spread across NAS and HPC file systems. These file systems are often quite complex, containing deep directory trees, and even symlinks that point to other symlinks.
Starfish is great at managing data upstream in the oil and gas discovery process. Starfish excels at high volume data transfer, data ROT cleanup, compliance of licensed data sets, content classification, and archiving.
Starfish is ideal for managing digital preservation workflows and is the ultimate storage management foundation for digital asset management. Starfish automates data integrity checks, replicates objects based on policies, provides a system of UUIDs or DOIs, and extracts metadata from file headers. Starfish can also serve as a global namespace for organizations with multiple asset management systems and content catalogs.
Unlike conventional enterprise file-management solutions, Starfish is designed for high churn environments that have billions of small files and extensive use of symbolic links. These are the hallmarks of large-scale electronic design automation sites. Starfish is also great for mapping directory trees to specific projects and enforcing data retention rules.
Check out our open positions. If you don’t see a match for yourself, please contact us anyway. We are always open to accommodating talented people.
Starfish is a great place to work. We have a small team of exceptionally talented people.
We have an enthusiastic, engaged customer base who are using our products to cure disease, preserve cultural heritage, drive innovative engineering, and make awesome movies!
We are flexible in our work culture. We respect work-life balance. We embrace work-from-home.
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