Object storage supplier Amplidata has been replaced by fellow supplier Caringo at Massive Media, which bills itself as the world's largest social discovery site. Massive runs two social networking websites: Twoo, which was launched in 2011, and Netlog, which appears to share the same basic concept as Facebook. Between the two …
Erasure codes not a good match for Massive Media data
It appears Amplidata has now tweaked" their software to make it perform better in a predominantly small object storage environment where erasure codes are not a good "fit" for small objects. The ingest and retrieval of millions of small objects using erasure codes didn't work...well enough. Caringo's CAStor makes it possible not to avoid erasure codes for objects below a certain size and use replication instead. It is the combination of replication and erasure codes that makes CAStor a better "fit" for Massive Media.
Re: Erasure codes not a good match for Massive Media data
Editorial comment to my previous post...CAStor makes it possible o avoid erasure codes for objects below a certain size...
Massive Media is a big Clustrix customer. Also scale-out technology, but on the database side.
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