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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


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Checksums in Storage Systems and Why You Should Care

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

Random bit flips are far more common than most people, even IT professionals, think. Surprisingly, the problem isn’t widely discussed, even though it is silently causing data corruption that can directly impact our jobs, our businesses, and our security. It’s really scary knowing that such corruptions are happening in the memory of our computers and […] READ MORE


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A Quick Tutorial for Apache Drill and Quobyte

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

In this post I’ll show you how to combine Quobyte’s software storage and Apache Drill – a tool to query non-relational data stores (such as files) in parallel, using a SQL-like syntax. Both form a natural duo that allows you to speed up your number crunching significantly. Apache Drill enhances your productivity by enabling SQL-on-everything […] READ MORE


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Is Your Storage System Preventing You From Working with 4K?

By  Björn Kolbeck  on  

Hollywood’s drive towards higher resolution video formats shows no signs of easing. Even while home users barely scratch the surface of 4K viewing, digital content creators already explore 5K and 8K variants, searching for ever more photo-realistic renditions. Along with these higher resolutions, wider color gamuts and 10 or 12-bit color depths are further driving […] READ MORE