No Objections to Object Stores: Everyone’s Going Smaller and Faster


A couple of weeks ago I published an article about high performance object storage. Reactions have been quite diverse. Some think that object stores can only be huge and slow and then others who think quite the opposite. In fact, they can also be fast and small.

In the last year I’ve had a lot of interesting conversations with end users and vendors concerning this topic. Having just covered the part about “fast object stores”, again I’d like to point out that by fast I mean “faster and with better latency than traditional object stores, but not as fast as block storage.”

This time round I’d like to talk about smaller object stores. Some startups are working on smaller object storage systems intentionally. They want to build small object storage systems by design – or better still, small footprint object storage systems)…

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