Weka Named Winner in 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards

CAMPBELL, Calif. – March 25, 2020 WekaIO™ (Weka), the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced that The Business Intelligence Group has named Weka a winner in its Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program.

The Weka File System (WekaFS™), Weka’s flagship product that is uniquely built to solve big problems, delivers the industry’s best performance at any scale. WekaFS has a clean sheet design that handles the demands of new emerging and converging workloads, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine/deep learning (ML/DL), high-performance data analytics (HPDA), and high-performance computing (HPC). The file system can deliver 80 GB/sec of bandwidth to a single GPU server, scale to Exabytes in a single namespace, and support an entire pipeline for edge-to-core-to-cloud workflows. The system also delivers operational agility with versioning, explainability, and reproducibility along with governance and compliance with in-line encryption and data protection.

“Winning the AI Excellence Award by The Business Intelligence Group is further validation that we are uniquely able to deliver paradigm-shifting technology that enables innovations in Autonomous Vehicles, Healthcare and Life Sciences, and FSI ( Financial Services Industry),” said Shailesh Manjrekar, head of AI and strategic alliances at WekaIO. “Weka enables accelerated DataOps, which determine how businesses can derive actionable intelligence and value from their data. We are excited for the year ahead; along with our alliance partners, we look forward to launching more innovative, production-ready reference architectures with Software Development Kits that solve big storage problems for AI workloads.”

Weka is being deployed in enterprise environments to accelerate AI data pipelines and shorten Wall Clock time. TuSimple, a leader in autonomous truck technology, chose Weka to accelerate its deep neural network (DNN) machine learning training, and TRE ALTAMIRA, a geospatial modeling company, works with Weka to reduce the time for its analytics modeling from 2 weeks down to 2 days, a 7x reduction in the time to value.

“We are so proud to name WekaIO as a winner in our Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer for Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that Weka was enabling AI to improve business for their customers. Congratulations to the entire team!”

For a list of the Business Intelligence 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards winners, visit https://www.bintelligence.com/artificial-intelligence-excellence-awards.

About WekaIO
WekaIO offers WekaFS, the modern file system that uniquely empowers organizations to solve the newest, biggest problems holding back innovation. Optimized for NVMe and the hybrid cloud, Weka handles the most demanding storage challenges in the most data-intensive technical computing environments, delivering truly epic performance at any scale. Its modern architecture unlocks the full capabilities of today’s data center, allowing businesses to maximize the value of their high-powered IT investments. Weka helps industry leaders reach breakthrough innovations and solve previously unsolvable problems.

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About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers. For more information go to www.bintelligence.com.

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