Quobyte and SUSE Rancher Partnership


Reading Time: 3 minutes With container acceptance rapidly growing, Kubernetes (k8s) became a very important and popular tool to automatically manage containerized workloads and services. Some of the reasons Kubernetes has become so popular is because it provides great benefits such as container orchestration, automation, portability, availability, and much more. On top of all that, Kubernetes is a fully  […]

IBM GPFS / Spectrum Scale Alternative and Comparison


Reading Time: 3 minutes The cloud has changed the user’s expectations for enterprise storage: Today, users expect instant provisioning of new storage, “unlimited” scalability, 24/7 uptime, and storage that can handle a wide variety of workloads – from traditional databases to massive scale-out workloads like machine learning or big data analytics. Enterprise storage systems need to keep up with […]

Dell EMC Isilon / Power Scale Alternative and Comparison


Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the last five years, massive scale-out workloads have arrived in the enterprise. Driven by new big data analytics technologies like Hadoop or Spark, or more recently machine learning (ML) and AI, enterprises today have to deal with unprecedented amounts of data. In some domains, the data growth has been driven by hardware innovations such […]

BeeGFS Alternative and Comparison


Reading Time: 2 minutes Scale-out workloads used to be the domain of high-performance computing (HPC). However, over the past couple of years scale-out workloads have arrived in the enterprise with applications like machine learning or big data/analytics. Enterprise environments, and increasingly HPC users, require 24/7 availability of the storage system. What is BeeGFS? BeeGFS is an open-source, parallel file […]

Software Storage and the “Hardware Apocalypse”

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A very important lesson the year 2020 left us is that we need to be able to adapt. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the entire world to shut down, everyone had to start doing things differently: work from home, study from home, entertainment at home, and many other things that were changing the world and […]

Why NFS Sucks – 3 Network File System Drawbacks

Reading Time: 5 minutes We recently wrote about Hadoop’s HDFS and how it was once mighty and instrumental in big data, but today the file system’s flaws leave it buckling under modern analytics and AI workloads. Anyone working in those spaces needs to be aware of these disadvantages. But what about the rest of the enterprise storage market? For that, […]

The Native Quobyte HDFS Driver

Reading Time: 2 minutes How does the Native Quobyte HDFS Driver work? The driver implements the HDFS API, which means that it has the same API as HDFS but replaces it completely. Your big data applications, such as Hadoop, Spark or Hive, talk to Quobyte instead of HDFS, but won’t notice the difference. This also means that you won’t […]

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

Data Migration with Quobyte

Reading Time: 4 minutes Getting a lot of files from A to B is still not an easy task. While rsync is versatile it’s not the fastest and parallelizing rsync is no fun. Quobyte comes with two mechanisms to make data migrations easy. The command line tool qcopy used to move data onto a Quobyte cluster from any (Linux) […]