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Rubrik – Product Brief

Last updated January 7th, 2021 for end of year updates. A concise 8-page overview of Rubrik. Includes usage and deployment, EvaluScale table and more. Download the full Product Brief now!

Note: On Dec. 16, 2020, Rubrik acquired Igneous. Currently, technical details about the Igneous technology is in Evaluator Group’s separate Igneous coverage. As details regarding integration of the acquisition become available, Igneous coverage will be included in Evaluator Group’s Rubrik coverage.

Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management solution gained initial market traction as a scale-out data protection solution; Evaluator Group covers the product from this perspective in a separate product brief. This document covers the product from the standpoint of multi-cloud data management – a growing focus and use case of Rubrik Cloud Data Management.

The foundation of Rubrik Cloud Data Management is a scale-out distributed file system named Atlas. Atlas creates a global namespace for the storage resources under protection, and it handles data placement and protection. On top of Atlas sits a software layer called Cerebro, a set of functions that operate together for data lifecycle management functions including archiving and long-term retention. The data lifecycle management capabilities leverage the “Distributed Metadata System,” a searchable global metadata index, created by Cerebro.

Additional data management capabilities are available through Rubrik’s add-on Polaris offering, which is based on its acquisition of Datos IO. Polaris is a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-delivered platform for creating a global content catalog across multi-cloud environments, and for data management capabilities including search and workflow orchestration. Features are exposed through APIs for Rubrik and third-party application developers to use. Rubrik currently offers the following Polaris SaaS applications:

Rubrik Product Brief Includes:

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Usage and Deployment
  • EvaluScale Product Review Methodology
  • Evaluator Group Opinion

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