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Finding a Good Home: Choosing the Right Data Store
Jeff Darcy, Red Hat
Modern high-scale storage systems embody a bewildering variety of interfaces, features, and performance profiles. Starting with an overview of key factors that should drive purchase and design decisions, we'll compare block stores, object stores, file systems, and even databases. Evolutionary trends and emerging technologies will also be highlighted, ranging from new physical media to erasure coding.
Jeff Darcy has been working on distributed storage since 1989, when that meant DECnet and NFSv2. Since then he has played a significant role in the development of clustered file systems, continuous data protection, and other areas. He is currently a developer at Red Hat, with the rare opportunity to work on two open-source distributed file systems - GlusterFS and Ceph - at once.
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