Object Storage

Quobyte: Providing cost-effective object storage for your wealth of data.

Quobyte is a distributed parallel file system with unified storage access that combines object and file systems in the same namespace. In other words, a file is an object is a file. By doing so, Quobyte gives you the ability to easily access and share the same data through all interfaces (S3, file, hadoop, etc.) at the same time.

Quobyte is an object and file store with a single namespace.

By creating a unified object ⇆ file namespace, we’ve broken down data silos, eliminated the headache of maintaining multiple versions of the same data, and simplified object storage infrastructure. Harness this protocol’s power either on-prem or in the cloud.

Quobyte Object Storage Benefits

  • Object, file and other protocols share the same namespace for unified storage. Easily share data between the "worlds". Easily share data between stages of a pipeline, e.g. for machine learning preprocessing and learning.
  • Unified access control: ACLs on objects/files can be modified via the S3 protocol or file system and are enforced across all protocols.
  • Efficiently use the same resources for file and object storage.
  • Combine flash and HDD for cost effective storage: Store your smaller or newer objects on flash, and larger objects on HDD for better performance and cost.
  • With no limit on the number of stateless S3 web servers, Quobyte delivers scalable performance for object access.
  • Quobyte’s object storage is compatible with AWS S3 but doesn’t rely on Amazon’s infrastructure as a backend.
  • Synchronize data between multiple clusters - on prem, on the cloud or both, no matter where they are geographically located.
  • Benefit from Quobyte's file system features on object storage too: metadata (xattrs), object immutability and expiration, quotas, encryption and more.

Learn More


  • STFC UK runs one of the world's largest storage clusters in HPC on Quobyte with file and object storage: Read the case study
  • Deploy Anywhere: Quobyte runs on any x86 server or the cloud.
  • Grand Unified Storage: Access an object as a file and vice versa via the S3 protocol, POSIX file system, Windows, macOS, Hadoop, TensorFlow...