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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


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What’s Erasure Coding and When to use it in Production

By  Felix Hupfeld  on  

When I talk to people about erasure coding, I often feel that, even though they have it on their radar, they are often uncertain about what exactly it is and how it works. Some topics in distributed storage are quite complicated and require thorough studying in order to understand them (like Paxos). Erasure coding isn’t […] READ MORE


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How to Make OpenStack Continuous Integration Less of a Hassle

By  Silvan Kaiser  on  

This is a quick introduction to sos-ci (sort-of-simple continuous-integration), a lightweight alternative to the common OpenStack third party continuous integration (CI) tools that are provided by the OpenStack Infrastructure team. John Griffith created sos-ci with the intention to simplify the implementation of third-party CIs for OpenStack. If you’re planning to set up or change your […] READ MORE