Datera Data Services Platform

Wester Digital
Dell EMC
Intel Optane
Big Switch Networks
RedHat OpenShift
SAP Hana
Apache HBase
Google Cloud

Bringing the Software-Defined Revolution to Enterprise Data Storage

Datera is the only 100% software-based data services platform that powers high-performance application environments @ global scale with game-changing data orchestration and automation in partnership with the leaders in server technology, all at a 70% lower total cost of ownership and operation. That’s right, one platform delivering a cloud-like data infrastructure for your most essential applications running on virtual machines, containers and bare metal. Achieve the elusive Software Defined Data Center with us.

Data Orchestration

  • Application driven
  • Cloud-like, self-service provisioning
  • Policy-based, no-touch operations amp; machine learning optimization

Enterprise Performance

  • Sub-200uS latency with enterprise data services
  • Scale up to millions of IOPS
  • Auto-tiering for best price/performance

Rapid Technology Adoption

  • Standard x86 servers & storage media
  • Heterogeneous nodes & your choice of vendor
  • Add new hardware technologies on-the-fly

Free Your Data. Revolutionize Your Data Center.

Your applications – from traditional to cloud-native – deserve better. Better in the form of automation, programmable responsiveness and cloud-like simplicity with vastly improved economics.

Virtual Machines

6-minute overview of the values customers get with Datera enterprise block & S3 object storage, optimized for VMware environments.


Watch & learn how Datera accelerates database operations at scale, beyond the capabilities of public cloud for DBaaS.

Database Center

Datera CTO presents a 16-minute overview on the agility, performance, and CapEx and OpEx savings customers gain with Datera enterprise SDS, eliminating downtime & maximizing agility at massive scale.

Dev Ops

In a 2-minute tech talk, Datera CTO talks about programmable, cloud-like scale-out, enterprise software defined storage designed for elasticity, agility and velocity in self-service DevOps environments.


Watch Kubernetes expert diagram how Datera enterprise SDS provides dynamic automation go optimize storage for Kubernetes environments.

Cloud Services

Watch how one cloud service provider increased performance and elasticity while reducing costs in an automated multi-tenant data architecture.


Enterprise performance and enterprise features in software-driven compute, networking & scale-out storage that is optimized in VMs, Containers and bare metal environments with L2 & L3 network support provides a cloud
architecture on-prem.

Get the Solution Brief

Datera Enterprise SDS On-Prem

Marc Fleischmann, President & Co-Founder, Hal Woods, CTO, & Nic Bellinger, Chief Architect and Co-Founder explain software-driven, high-performance scale-out enterprise software defined storage.


IDC reports that 63% of companies are in the process of repatriating applications and data back on-prem from the public cloud. A service-oriented “cloud-like” approach to IT brings cloud home.

Get the IT Insight

Stretched Cluster

Watch & learn how Datera scale-out enterprise software defined storage provides agile and resilient Tier 1 storage with enterprise features, including fault domains, replication, continuous availability, and stretched

Intelligent data orchestration places your data by location, node and media type and continuously ensures and tunes performance for each application, without manual intervention.

Intelligent software delivers sub-200µS latencies and millions of IOPs on standard servers.

Intelligent predictive operations – driven by cloud-based Machine Learning – continuously assesses your data environment and automatically takes the actions needed to optimize it.

Intelligent platform harnesses servers and storage media from the vendors you already work with to deliver a spectrum of price / performance to match your needs.

Breakthrough Agility

  • Role-based Multi-Tenancy & QoS Controls

    Datera concurrently supports multiple tenants and subtenants with per-tenant, role-based access, storage policies and QoS controls.

  • Self-Service Provisioning & Orchestration

    From a volume to an entire storage cloud, Datera can dynamically compose and deliver infrastructure-as-code with a single API call.

  • Elastic Block & Object Storage as-a-Service

    Datera unifies traditional and cloud-native workloads with cloud-like elastic block and object storage delivered as-a-service.

Future-Proof Extensibility

  • Software-Defined Scale-Out Architecture

    Datera deploys as a scale-out cluster on your choice of leading brand x86-based nodes or pre-configured Datera appliances.

  • Live Node Insertion & Rolling Upgrades

    Datera inserts new nodes and updates software without downtime or degradation, eliminating expensive, time-consuming upgrades.

  • Automatic Data Migration

    Datera automatically responds to changing SLOs, workloads and configurations, rebalancing and optimizing data placement without intervention.

Enterprise-Class Performance & Latency

  • Native I/O Performance

    Through its multi-planar design and extremely efficient I/O, Datera eliminates bottlenecks to deliver native performance from servers and media.

  • 2D Auto-Tiering

    Datera automatically tiers data within and across any mix of hybrid, all-flash or low-latency nodes to meet your application SLOs.

  • High-Performance Protocols & Interfaces

    Datera supports high-performance iSCSI and iSER interfaces with multiple access points to optimize end-to-end latency and throughput.

Better-Than-Public-Cloud Economics

  • Heterogeneous Clusters & Storage Media

    Unlike rigid scale-out systems, Datera clusters support heterogeneous nodes and mixed media to create highly-elastic price/performance.

  • Adaptive Data Reduction

    Datera adapts on-the-fly between inline and out-of-band modes to deliver effective and efficient data compression and deduplication.

  • Continuous Optimization

    As data warms or cools, Datera automatically migrates it per SLOs to higher performance or lower cost media.

Deliver Gold-Standard Performance. Enjoy Industry-Standard Savings.

Datera frees you from proprietary platforms and pricing, delivering enterprise-class performance from industry-standard x86 servers and commodity storage media. Datera can be delivered on your choice of leading servers, pre-configured, loaded and ready to rack for rapid deployment. Or roll your own in-house with Datera professional services. Go ahead, live by your own rules. Download the latest Datera Hardware Compatibility List

Server Brand Server Model Form Node Type
Cisco UCS C240 M4 LFF 2U Hybrid-Flash
Cisco UCS C240 M5 LFF 2U SATA/SAS Flash
Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd Gen 14 2U NVMe Flash
Dell EMC PowerEdge R640xl Gen14 1U SATA/SAS Flash
Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2540 M4 2U Hybrid-Flash
Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2530 M4 1U SATA Flash
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen 10 2U Performance Flash
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen 10 2U Hybrid-Flash
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen 10 2U SATA Flash
HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen 10 1U Performance Flash
HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen 10 1U SATA Flash
Quanta QuantaGrid D52BM LFF 2U Hybrid-Flash
Supermicro SSG-6028R 2U Hybrid-Flash
Supermicro SSG-6048R 4U Hybrid-Flash
Supermicro SYS-1028 1U SATA Flash
Supermicro SYS-1028 1U Performance Flash
Supermicro SYS-2028U 2U Performance Flash

Pre-Configured Datera Storage Appliances Make Deployments a Snap

Datera offers a wide range of pre-configured, x86-based storage appliances, pre-loaded with Datera software to ensure rapid, smooth installation in a matter of minutes. Datera appliances deliver linear scalability with predictable low-latency and can be intermixed to optimize performance and cost for any application, up to millions of IOPS.

Size TB Raw Media Type TB Flash TB HDD Average Latency IOPS
2U 3 NVMe Persistent Memory .75×4 200µs 200k
2U 92.2 NVMe SSD 3.84×24 400µs 100k
2U 46.1 NVMe SSD 1.92×24 400µs 100k
1U 38.4 SATA SSD 3.84×10 750µs 75k
1U 19.2 SATA SSD 1.92×10 750µs 75k
1U 9.6 SATA SSD .96×10 750µs 75k
2U 102.4 NVMe SSD & HDD 1.60×4 8×12 850µs 50k
2U 51.2 NVMe SSD & HDD 1.60×2 4×12 850µs 50k

Datera cultivates a vast ecosystem of enterprise software and hardware partners with a 100% programable API-first approach.


  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • VMWare
  • openstack
  • Mesosphere
  • Openshift
  • Rancher


  • MongoDB
  • Cassandra
  • MySQL
  • SQLServer
  • PostgreSQL
  • couchbase
  • kafka
  • hadoop
  • veeam
  • commvault


  • Mellanox
  • Arista
  • Juniper
  • cumulus
  • big switch


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