Patents by Inventor Gregory Kishi

Gregory Kishi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11238107
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes performing a query for finding files that meet at least one predefined criterion. The at least one predefined criterion includes a file size that is less than a predefined fraction of a predetermined threshold file size. Performing the query includes sequentially performing additional querying in response to finding a first file that meets the at least one predefined criterion. As files are found in the additional querying, for each sequence of additional querying, the method includes determining whether a total storage size of files found during performance of the query exceeds the predetermined threshold file size. In response to a determination that the total storage size of the files found during performance of the query exceeds the predetermined threshold file size, the files are consolidated into a consolidation file. The method further includes writing the consolidation file to a magnetic recording tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Kishi, Joseph Dain
  • Patent number: 11210266
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collection and management of metadata are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, and operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems as a plurality of entries. Each of the plurality of entries include one or more facets of data corresponding to metadata stored in that entry and extracted using text analysis of that metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Gregory Kishi, Ron Riffe
  • Patent number: 11182358
    Abstract: A controller-implemented method includes reading, by a controller, a scrub unit containing a read unit and, in response to determining that the scrub unit is not marked as being scrubbed in a current scrub cycle, storing, by the controller, the scrub unit to a memory. The method also includes marking, by the controller, another scrub unit associated with the stored scrub unit as a scrub-pending scrub unit and reading, by the controller, the scrub-pending scrub unit in response to determining that a subsequent read matches predefined criteria. The method includes performing, by the controller, a scrub using the stored scrub unit and the scrub-pending scrub unit. A system includes a processor and logic integrated with the processor, executable by the processor, or integrated with and executable by the processor. The logic is configured to perform the foregoing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Kishi, Itzhack Goldberg, Daniel I. Tan
  • Patent number: 11176000
    Abstract: Systems and methods for classification of backup data are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of backup data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, and operating the metadata management system to store tagged metadata corresponding to backup data residing on the plurality of backup data storage systems. The tagged metadata includes a plurality of custom tags indicative of information about the backup data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Nilesh P. Bhosale, Gregory Kishi
  • Patent number: 11113238
    Abstract: Systems and methods for metadata tag inheritance are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the data storage systems as a plurality of entries, detecting an execution of a data operation command on data residing in a data storage system that causes movement of a data set from that data storage system to a destination data storage system that is different from that data storage system, and operating the metadata management system to create a new metadata entry corresponding to the execution of the data operation command. Each of the plurality of entries may include one or more custom tags, and the new metadata entry may include at least one custom tag created before the execution of the data operation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Scott Brewer, Sara M. Coronado, Theodore T. Harris, Jr., Gregory Kishi, Raul Saba
  • Patent number: 11113148
    Abstract: Systems and methods for metadata tag inheritance during backup are disclosed. The method includes maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the data storage systems as a plurality of entries that include or more custom tags, detecting an execution of a backup data operation command on data residing in a data storage system that causes creation of a backup copy of a data set in that data storage system in a destination data storage system, and operating the metadata management system to create a new metadata entry corresponding to the execution of the backup data operation command in response to detecting the execution of the backup data operation command. The new metadata entry includes at least one custom tag created before the execution of the backup data operation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Scott Brewer, Sara M. Coronado, Theodore T. Harris, Jr., Gregory Kishi, Raul Saba
  • Patent number: 11100048
    Abstract: Systems and methods for metadata tag inheritance are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems as a plurality of entries, detecting an execution of a data operation command in a data storage system that causes movement of a data set from source storage location to a destination storage location in that data storage system, and operating the metadata management system to create a new metadata entry corresponding to the execution of the data operation command in response to detecting the execution of the data operation command. Each of the plurality of entries includes one or more custom tags, and the new metadata entry includes at least one custom tag created before the execution of the data operation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Scott Brewer, Sara M. Coronado, Theodore T. Harris, Jr., Gregory Kishi, Raul Saba
  • Patent number: 11093448
    Abstract: Systems and methods for metadata tag inheritance are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems including at least one tiered data storage system in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems as a plurality of entries, detecting an execution of a data operation command in the tiered data storage system that causes movement of a data set from a source storage tier to a destination storage tier, and in response to detecting the execution of the data operation command, operating the metadata management system to create a new metadata entry corresponding to the execution of the data operation command. The new metadata entry includes at least one custom tag created before the execution of the data operation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Scott Brewer, Sara M. Coronado, Theodore T. Harris, Jr., Gregory Kishi, Raul Saba
  • Publication number: 20210209165
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes performing a query for finding files that meet at least one predefined criterion. The at least one predefined criterion includes a file size that is less than a predefined fraction of a predetermined threshold file size. Performing the query includes sequentially performing additional querying in response to finding a first file that meets the at least one predefined criterion. As files are found in the additional querying, for each sequence of additional querying, the method includes determining whether a total storage size of files found during performance of the query exceeds the predetermined threshold file size. In response to a determination that the total storage size of the files found during performance of the query exceeds the predetermined threshold file size, the files are consolidated into a consolidation file. The method further includes writing the consolidation file to a magnetic recording tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory Kishi, Joseph Dain
  • Patent number: 11030054
    Abstract: Systems and methods for intelligent backup of data are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems, identifying a candidate data set residing on at least one of the plurality of data storage systems on which at least one backup action should be performed based on information included in the metadata management system, and identifying the at least one backup action in response to identifying the candidate data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Nilesh P. Bhosale, Gregory Kishi
  • Publication number: 20210019293
    Abstract: A controller-implemented method includes reading, by a controller, a scrub unit containing a read unit and, in response to determining that the scrub unit is not marked as being scrubbed in a current scrub cycle, storing, by the controller, the scrub unit to a memory. The method also includes marking, by the controller, another scrub unit associated with the stored scrub unit as a scrub-pending scrub unit and reading, by the controller, the scrub-pending scrub unit in response to determining that a subsequent read matches predefined criteria. The method includes performing, by the controller, a scrub using the stored scrub unit and the scrub-pending scrub unit. A system includes a processor and logic integrated with the processor, executable by the processor, or integrated with and executable by the processor. The logic is configured to perform the foregoing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory Kishi, Itzhack Goldberg, Daniel I. Tan
  • Publication number: 20200242080
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collection and management of metadata are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, and operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems as a plurality of entries. Each of the plurality of entries include one or more facets of data corresponding to metadata stored in that entry and extracted using text analysis of that metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Gregory Kishi, Ron Riffe
  • Publication number: 20200241769
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cognitive encryption of data are disclosed. The methods may include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems, identifying a candidate data set residing on at least one of the plurality of data storage systems on which at least one security action should be performed using information included in the metadata management system, and in response to identifying the candidate data set, identifying the at least one security action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Nilesh P. Bhosale, Abhishek Jain, Gregory Kishi
  • Publication number: 20200242079
    Abstract: Systems and methods for metadata tag inheritance are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems including at least one tiered data storage system in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems as a plurality of entries, detecting an execution of a data operation command in the tiered data storage system that causes movement of a data set from a source storage tier to a destination storage tier, and in response to detecting the execution of the data operation command, operating the metadata management system to create a new metadata entry corresponding to the execution of the data operation command. The new metadata entry includes at least one custom tag created before the execution of the data operation command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Scott Brewer, Sara M. Coronado, Theodore T. Harris, JR., Gregory Kishi, Raul Saba
  • Publication number: 20200242077
    Abstract: Systems and methods for metadata tag inheritance are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the data storage systems as a plurality of entries, detecting an execution of a data operation command on data residing in a data storage system that causes movement of a data set from that data storage system to a destination data storage system that is different from that data storage system, and operating the metadata management system to create a new metadata entry corresponding to the execution of the data operation command. Each of the plurality of entries may include one or more custom tags, and the new metadata entry may include at least one custom tag created before the execution of the data operation command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Scott Brewer, Sara M. Coronado, Theodore T. Harris, JR., Gregory Kishi, Raul Saba
  • Publication number: 20200242078
    Abstract: Systems and methods for metadata tag inheritance are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems as a plurality of entries, detecting an execution of a data operation command in a data storage system that causes movement of a data set from source storage location to a destination storage location in that data storage system, and operating the metadata management system to create a new metadata entry corresponding to the execution of the data operation command in response to detecting the execution of the data operation command. Each of the plurality of entries includes one or more custom tags, and the new metadata entry includes at least one custom tag created before the execution of the data operation command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Scott Brewer, Sara M. Coronado, Theodore T. Harris, Jr., Gregory Kishi, Raul Saba
  • Publication number: 20200241972
    Abstract: Systems and methods for classification of backup data are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of backup data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, and operating the metadata management system to store tagged metadata corresponding to backup data residing on the plurality of backup data storage systems. The tagged metadata includes a plurality of custom tags indicative of information about the backup data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Nilesh P. Bhosale, Gregory Kishi
  • Publication number: 20200242159
    Abstract: Systems and methods for management of event metadata. The methods may include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system. The methods may also include operating the metadata management system to store tagged event metadata corresponding to the plurality of data storage systems. Event metadata corresponding to a data storage system includes information associated with at least one data operation event executed on data residing in that data storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Nilesh P. Bhosale, Gregory Kishi
  • Publication number: 20200241967
    Abstract: Systems and methods for intelligent backup of data are disclosed. The methods include maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the plurality of data storage systems, identifying a candidate data set residing on at least one of the plurality of data storage systems on which at least one backup action should be performed based on information included in the metadata management system, and identifying the at least one backup action in response to identifying the candidate data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Nilesh P. Bhosale, Gregory Kishi
  • Publication number: 20200241962
    Abstract: Systems and methods for metadata tag inheritance during backup are disclosed. The method includes maintaining a plurality of data storage systems in communication with an external metadata management system, operating the metadata management system to store metadata corresponding to data residing on the data storage systems as a plurality of entries that include or more custom tags, detecting an execution of a backup data operation command on data residing in a data storage system that causes creation of a backup copy of a data set in that data storage system in a destination data storage system, and operating the metadata management system to create a new metadata entry corresponding to the execution of the backup data operation command in response to detecting the execution of the backup data operation command. The new metadata entry includes at least one custom tag created before the execution of the backup data operation command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Dain, Scott Brewer, Sara M. Coronado, Theodore T. Harris, JR., Gregory Kishi, Raul Saba