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Running Compute AND Storage on the same Machine? Is it Worth It?

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

Should I run my storage on the same nodes that I use as Hadoop workers, or should I have dedicated storage servers and worker nodes that only do compute? This question has been puzzling data administrators since Hadoop first became popular in the late 2000s. Even if you don’t use Hadoop but use other big […] READ MORE


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Hot Spares – A Bad Idea? More Like A Hot Mess

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

If you hear the term, “hot spares”, run! No, really.  Recently, someone asked me whether our system requires hot spares, and after a moment of shock and confusion I couldn’t resist but answer with a Star Wars quote: “Now there’s a term I’ve not heard in a long time.” Turns out that there are newer […] READ MORE


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It’s a Trap! – The True Cost of the Cloud – It’s Dark Secrets

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

Don’t get me wrong. The cloud is amazing. It has made it so much easier to start new data projects, experiment with machine learning, and quickly move storage infrastructures into production. The flexibility alone has provided businesses with the much-needed resources for short-term, immediate projects (like a spike in workloads) that on-prem often just can’t […] READ MORE


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Kubernetes + Quobyte Tutorials and Resources

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

It has been some time since our first blog post on Quobyte and Kubernetes (Quobernetes) and this year marks the fifth anniversary of our Kubernetes support. Our new Quobyte Free Edition comes with full Kubernetes support, so it’s time for new tutorials how to take full advantage of Quobyte persistent volumes: A step-by-step guide on how […] READ MORE


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Quobyte Feature Spotlight: Auto Layout

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

One of the big challenges for storage admins is the mix of millions (billions?) of small files and large files in the same file system. Small files need to be treated differently than large files, e.g. you want them on flash for high performance. On the other hand, large files are great for HDDs to […] READ MORE


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Quobyte is Advancing the Future of Storage with it’s 3.0 Version

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

We recently announced the availability of our latest Quobyte release, version 3.0, which comes with tons of new features. This blog will provide a quick overview of the new features. There will be more blog posts about individual new features in the coming weeks, so watch this space.  At Quobyte, we have a different way […] READ MORE


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NFS is NSFW anymore

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

It’s no secret that I don’t like the NFS protocol – it’s dated and is the root cause for the inability of many file storage products to scale. NFS has clearly failed at meeting the scale needs of users and applications, and in enabling appropriate data safety to address security, compliance, and availability. It’s also worth pointing out that […] READ MORE


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Quobyte Autodeployment on Oracle Cloud

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

We’re happy to announce, in collaboration with Oracle, the availability of an automatic deployment of Quobyte on Oracle Cloud. It’s based on terraform and can easily be adapted and integrated into your overall cluster deployment. The fast networking with 100G ethernet and availability of bare metal machines make Oracle Cloud particularly useful for some of […] READ MORE


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Quobyte vs. CEPH

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

Just like you, I don’t like the title of this post, but you the people have voted with your searches on Google. So let’s start with the commonalities: Both Ceph and Quobyte have their roots in academic research projects that started around the year 2006. Prior to starting Quobyte, Felix and I were members of […] READ MORE


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Machine Learning in the Enterprise Requires the Right Storage

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

While Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become the buzziest of buzz words over the past year or so, I was using Machine Learning for protein-folding prediction and drug design as a research student 15 years ago. Back then you needed a compute cluster or, better yet, a vector machine to train complex neural networks […] READ MORE