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From Dan Kuebrich <>
Subject Re: Storing photos, images, docs etc.
Date Thu, 03 Mar 2011 21:02:24 GMT
It's still maintained: .  I don't have a good
sense of the community, though we did use it at my last job.

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 3:44 PM, mcasandra <> wrote:

> Well it's not just metadata that I need to store but also Username,
> profiles,
> followers etc. What I meant was store the location of the images along with
> other information that I described above. And when user queries them then
> pull it from the file sytem.
> Most of the high volume sites (facebook, flickr, Digg etc.) currently seem
> to be storing location/URI in the DB and actual blobs(images/docs) etc. on
> the distributed file system. Some have written on their own and some are
> using MogileFS, Lustre etc.
> Can't use S3 since the requirement is to keep everything within the network
> so that it's secure and under control.
> Initially I thought Cassandra could be used for both row data and as well
> as
> large files. But from what I've read and suggestions that I've got it looks
> like I need to look at distributed file system which is fault taulrent and
> also scales well. After reading online I can come up with only few options
> like lustre, glusterfs and mogileFS to store large files. As you mentioned
> lustreFS needs kernel tweaking/volume creation etc. Still trying to read
> more about glusterFS. And mogileFS last updated date on the site is back in
> 2010 so not sure if it's still widely supported (in case of issues :)).
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