Gluster Aims to Solve Scalable Data Storage
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It's one thing to build a scalable filesystem. It's quite another to build a scalable company. Gluster founder and CTO AB Periasamy has the challenge of trying to do both.
In an interview with InternetNews.com, Periasamy explained where he sees both Gluster, the company, and Gluster, the filesystem headed in the future. Gluster is an open source distributed filesystem that is well-positioned for the current evolution of cloud computing and big data requirements.
The next big release for GlusterFS is version 3.3 which is currently in beta. Among the new features in GlusterFS 3.3 is support for Hadoop which is an attempt to expand Gluster usage for Big Data.
Overall the use case for Gluster in Periasamy's view, is to solve storage problems that people have been grappling with for years. Perisamy said that companies are asking for a Google-style storage approach where a scale-out filesystem is needed that can run on commodity hardware.