Moving To Unstructured Data Stores
architectingIT, May 12th, 2020
May 12, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 2

The storage industry continues to see development and evolution, with new solutions appearing on the market each yea

"One trend I've noticed is the move away from the use of the term 'object store' and towards platforms being described as 'unstructured data stores'. Is there any merit in this rebranding and could the 'legacy' object store name now have negative connotations?

Unstructured Data Management

Although they manage similar content, object stores and file servers have grown from different roots. File services developed from the desire to share files across a network. NFS came from work done at Sun Microsystems in the mid-1980s and SMB/CIFS from Microsoft. Arguably, both NFS and SMB focus on the sharing aspect of data, rather than the need for scale-out capabilities. Adding scalability (including geo-scalability) has proved to be one of the significant challenges for file storage platforms..."

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