Download IDC: Scale-Out File Systems on Object-Based Storage Platforms Scale-Out File Systems on Object-Based Storage Platforms
IDC estimates that by 2017, 79% of the storage capacity shipped into enterprises will be for storing unstructured data (see Structured Versus Unstructured Data: The Balance of Power Continues to Shift, IDC #247106, March 2014). Translating to roughly 106 exabytes, this storage capacity directly correlates to a need to store and analyze an ever-growing set of mixed data types and has compelled suppliers to come up with innovative highly scalable solutions.
Suppliers like Scality have taken a new approach. They have integrated a distributed file system into a key/value-based object store. This approach utilizes a fundamentally different persistence mechanism for storing data but provides both POSIX-compliant file system interfaces and, optionally, RESTful APIs.
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