In The Brain of Tom Wilkie: Castle: Re-inventing storage for Big Data

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Tue, 27 Sep 2011, 17:30 - 19:30 (Add to calendar) GMT
The Skills Matter eXChange , London, GB

In this free talk from a Big Data expert, Tom Wilkie looks at Castle -- the core of the Acunu Data Platform.

The standard Linux storage stack wasn’t designed for write-heavy big data workloads, nor is it well-suited to modern hardware: large, slow SATA disks, SSDs or many cores. Castle, an open-source project, is a ground-up overhauling of RAID, file systems, and the POSIX interface. It is released under the GPL and runs as part of the Linux kernel. Our target is 1 million random inserts per second to disk on a $1,000 commodity box, and we’re nearly there.

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