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Object storage use cases coming to a data service near you
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of July 2017, Vol. 16, No. 5
Don't think you're using object storage? Think again. Object storage adoption and the growth of object storage use cases have rapidly expanded over the past five years, so there's a good chance you're already using it. And if not, trust me, given the advantages object storage brings to our data-intensive world, it will no doubt be coming to an application near you soon. You probably first used object storage when you signed up for an online service, such as Facebook, Twitter or Spotify. These companies developed object storage architectures for their own use as the back end for storing massive amounts of unstructured data, such as photos, videos and songs. Unfortunately, access to these object storage architectures isn't available to the rest of us. As companies started building their own internet applications, they quickly discovered that object storage was well-suited to their unstructured data storage requirements. That's largely because you can easily access object storage via a REST-based programming interface that lets ...
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