Cloud object stores: distributed storage for the cloud

Dr. Dalit Naor


I will describe Object Stores, which replaced the traditional (POSIX) file systems to store large volumes of new data types created in the Cloud era, e.g. text, video/image, CSV logs. Object stores are distributed, very scalable and cost-effective storage systems, exposed via REST APIs. I will review the evolution of such systems over the past decade, how they are built and used today, and some some advanced research around object stores.


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Dr. Dalit Naor is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Cloud Platforms department at IBM Research - Haifa. She specializes in cloud storage, data services, and infrastructure for big data analytics. Dalit holds M.Sc and PhD degrees from the University of California, Davis, and a B.Sc. degree from the Technion, all in computer science.

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