Huawei launched the AI-Native database GaussDB and a high-performance distributed storage FusionStorage 8.0 today in Beijing.
"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," said David Wang, Huawei Executive Director of the Board.
GaussDB brings 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 a reinforcement learning self-tuning algorithm, improving tuning performance by over 60%, according to the company.
In addition, thanks to its heterogeneous computing framework, GaussDB harnesses the power of diversified computing, including x86, ARM, GPU, and NPU computing. Huawei says that in the TPC-DS benchmark test, GaussDB ranked first in terms of performance, 50% higher than the industry average.
GaussDB supports multiple deployment scenarios, including local deployment and deployment on private or public clouds. On HUAWEI CLOUD, GaussDB provides a spectrum of high-performance data warehouse services to the company's customers in financial, Internet, logistics, education, and automotive industries.
Huawei claims that FusionStorage 8.0 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.
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.
In adition, FusionStorage 8.0 integrates AI into full-lifecycle storage management, from resource planning and service provisioning, to system optimization, risk prediction, and fault location.
Huawei says that its GaussDB and FusionInsight big data solutions have been deployed in 60 countries and regions, serving over 1,500 customers. HUAWEI CLOUD has launched 13 database services, including data warehouse services on the cloud.
The Chinese company has also established long-term partnerships with independent software vendors, including iSSTech, DCITS, DHC Software, E-Hualu, Yonyou, and AsiaInfo, to pursue data applications in vertical industries.
In related news, Huawei says that it could to sign ‘no-spy' contracts with governments who allow it to supply 5G equipment, as suspicions around the world about how close Huawei is to the Chinese government remain.
"We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves to making our equipment. No-spy, no-backdoors," said Huawei's rotating boss, Liang Hua on Tuesday.
The company founder, Ren Zhengfei has said that not only has Huawei never offered backdoors but "he has made it clear that if asked he would refuse and if it was attempted to be enforced he would shut the company down.".
Meanwhile, US has promised to further crack down on Huawei and has warned that other countries that don't do likewise could find themselves being passed over for intelligence sharing and other security collaboration.
It has been hinted that US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order officially banning Huawei equipment from the US infrastructure.
Some countries have already started to crack down on Huawei equipment, but a recent high profile leak suggested that UK's Prme Minister Theresa May was ready to give limited permission to the company to supply equipment to UK telcos building 5G networks.