The Ceph storage project gets a dedicated open-source foundation

Ceph is an open source technology for distributed storage that gets very little public attention but that provides the underlying storage services for many of the world’s largest container and OpenStack deployments. It’s used by financing institution like Bloomberg and Fidelity, cloud “providers ” like Rackspace and Linode, telcos like Deutsche Telekom, “manufacturers ” like […]

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Open source database developer MariaDB picks up $ 27 M from the EIB

As open source database architecture continues to grow in popularity, one of the bigger developers in the area has picked upsome funding totarget the opportunity. MariaDB Corporation, the company that develops solutions and contributes to the open-source SQL fork managed by the MariaDB Foundation, today announced that it has raised 25 million ($ 27 million) […]

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Facebook open sources Zstandard compression algorithm and MyRocks storage engine

Today, Facebook is releasing its Zstandard compression algorithm into the wild as open source. The lossless compression technology is aimed at replacing existing libraries like zlib that are powered by the outdatedDeflate compressing algorithm. In addition to Zstandard, Facebook is also dropping its MyRocks storage engineas open source. MyRocks is currently being used by Facebook […]

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Minio scores $20 million Series A to build a neutral object storage layer

Minio has a plan to become the neutral object storage layer, while still maintaining Amazon S3 object storage compatibility. That may seem like an odd strategy, but as CEO Anand Babu Periasamy, co-founder and CEO of Minio points out, there is a clear marketplace need. By constructing a solution that enables customers to store data […]

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