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Amazon S3 Increases Request Rate Performance and Drops Randomized Prefix Requirement

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 11, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced significantly increased S3 request rate performance and the ability to parallelize requests to scale to the desired throughput. Notably this performance increase also "removes any previous guidance to randomize object prefixes" and enables the use of "logical or sequential naming patterns in S3 object naming without any performance implications".

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Facebook Open Sources LogDevice - a Distributed Data Store for Log Storage

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Sep 30, 2018

Facebook open sourced their internal distributed log storage project called LogDevice. It offers high write availability using replication, durable log storage and recovery from failure.

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Amazon Announces AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 25, 2018 1

Amazon has announced their AWS Storage Gateway hardware appliance, which provides hybrid storage between on-premises applications and AWS’ storage services. By providing a hardware appliance, Amazon gives a preconfigured solution to cache data locally while synchronizing with the cloud.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of the Immutable Storage Functionality in Azure Storage

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 23, 2018

With the immutable storage, feature blobs will be non-erasable and non-modifiable for a specific retention interval. Now Microsoft announced that this new feature is generally available in all public Azure regions after its preview since June of this year.

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Bank of America - Blockchain Data Storage Patent Released

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 28, 2018 2

On April 12, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a patent filing from the Bank of America outlining their plans for a permissioned blockchain implementation that enables personal and business data sharing. A user will authorize service providers to securely access their data, but only for the specific records they have access to.

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Oral Arguments before Supreme Court in Microsoft Cloud Computing Case Focus on Legal Issues

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 15, 2018

On February 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments on the Microsoft cloud computing case. A ruling against Microsoft could require companies based in the United States to hand over to law enforcement data stored on foreign servers. U.S. based organizations might then not be able to provide cloud computing services to foreign countries.

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The Infrastructure Behind Twitter: Scaling Networking, Storage and Provisioning

by Daniel Bryant Follow 771 Followers on  Jan 30, 2017

The Twitter Engineering team has recently provided an insight into the evolution and scaling of the core technologies behind their in-house infrastructure that powers the social media service. Core lessons shared included: Architect beyond the original specifications; there is no such a thing as a “temporary change or workaround”; and documenting best practices has been a “force multiplier”.

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Microsoft Experimenting with Using Synthetic DNA for Digital Data Storage

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  May 01, 2016

Microsoft is carrying out experiments with synthetic DNA for digital data storage and has recently agreed to purchase ten million strands of DNA from genetics startup Twist Bioscience.

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Collision: How Flash Storage Will Transform IT

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 28, 2016

Massive reductions in cost for flash storage along with new technologies promise to dramatically change how well IT shops can satisfy what's expected of them in the cloud era. John Roese, CTO of EMC lays out a case for why companies need to adopt new technologies in order to out-perform their competitors.

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Flocker v1.0 Provides Docker Volume Migration and Storage Abstraction

by Daniel Bryant Follow 771 Followers on  Jul 03, 2015

At the London Microservice User Group July meetup, Kai Davenport presented a live demonstration of ClusterHQ’s Flocker v1.0 container data volume manager tool migrating a Docker storage volume between multiple containers running within a Docker Swarm.

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Basho Announcements at RICON Conference

by Victor Grazi Follow 22 Followers on  Nov 03, 2014

The RICON conference in Las Vegas last week brought together scholarship from industry and academia in a venue targeted at sharing the latest innovations in tools, technologies and concepts in the field of Distributed Systems. In hosting the conference Basho Technologies positions themselves as thought leaders in a challenging field.

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Microsoft Azure Joins SSD Storage Bandwagon

by Janakiram MSV Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 24, 2014

Microsoft has announced a new family of virtual machines called D-Series that offers better memory, CPU and faster I/O. With this Azure joins the club of elite IaaS providers with SSD backed storage.

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You Are Using the ORM the Wrong Way

by Jan Stenberg Follow 38 Followers on  Sep 16, 2014 19

When teams abandons an Object-Relational Mapper, ORM, it is often due to bad usage Jimmy Bogard stated in a recent presentation highlighting what he sees as incorrect and correct ways of using an ORM, including mapping and querying problems.

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Twitter's Manhattan: A Real-time, Multi-tenant Distributed Database

by Michael Hausenblas Follow 1 Followers on  May 15, 2014

Twitter Engineering has released details about Manhattan, its real-time, multi-tenant distributed database.

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AWS Introduces Amazon Glacier for Low Cost Data Archives

by Richard Seroter Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 27, 2012

Amazon Glacier is a new service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides extremely low cost, durable storage for archive-ready data. This service targets organizations who want to retain large, infrequently-used data sets but don’t want to maintain a local storage infrastructure.

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