Cassandra is a popular, tried-and-true NoSQL database that supports key-value wide-column tables. Like any powerful tool, Cassandra has its ideal use cases – in particular,… Read More »Why Cassandra is a poor choice for an object storage metadata database
Over the last decade or so, object storage use cases have evolved considerably as they replace traditional file and block use cases. Specifically the need… Read More »The Impact of Small Objects on Data Storage
Everybody claims to be a software company these days. From the nearly decade old pronouncement by Marc Andressen that “Software Is Eating the World” to the push… Read More »Hardware Appliances vs. Software Defined Storage
By Frank Wessels The recent announcement from AWS about the general availability of their new ARM-powered Graviton2 servers caused us to take another look at… Read More »Impact of Intel vs. ARM CPU Performance for Object Storage
By Frank Wessels Introduction While MD5 hashing is no longer a good choice when considering a hash function, it is still being used in a… Read More »Accelerating aggregate MD5 hashing up to 800% with AVX512
Edge computing is a hot topic and carries with it some confusion, particularly around storage. Handling data properly at the edge can ensure a scalable,… Read More »Data Storage at the Edge: Typologies and Attributes
You can't containerize an appliance: why Kubernetes and high performance object storage are tech's new building blocks.
There are two forces that are fundamentally remaking the technology landscape today. One is Kubernetes and the other is high performance Object Storage. They are… Read More »You can't containerize an appliance: why Kubernetes and high performance object storage are tech's new building blocks.
Written by Frank Wessels Introduction JSON has established itself as the “lingua franca” of the web. As such the parsing performance of JSON is hugely… Read More »simdjson-go: Parsing gigabytes of JSON per second in Go
By Siddartha Mani Few would argue with the statement that Hadoop HDFS is in decline. In fact, the HDFS part of the Hadoop ecosystem is… Read More »Breaking the HDFS Performance Barrier; An Object Storage First