Distributed File System


As big data and cloud computing are thriving in IT ecosystem, it is becoming more and more important for enterprises to collect and analyze huge amount of user data. To process big data, it is fundamentally required to efficiently store and manage them, which necessitate distributed file system for this purpose.




GlusterFS and Ceph are all built to scale out. However, they are currently designed to work with hard disk drives, which definitely would be a problem if they are to work with fast storage devices such as Nand flash SSD.