Block and Filesystem side-by-side with K8s and Aerospike

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  • sig-storage-local-static-provisioner

    Static provisioner of local volumes

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  • aerospike-kubernetes-operator

    Kubernetes operator for the Aerospike database

    Install Aerospike using the Kubernetes Operator

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  • Aerospike

    Aerospike Database Server – flash-optimized, in-memory, nosql database

    Block storage stores a sequence of bytes in a fixed size block (page) on a storage device. Each block has a unique hash that references the address location of the specified block. Unlike a filesystem, block storage doesn't have the associated metadata such as format-type, owner, date, etc. Also, block storage doesn’t use the conventional storage paths to access data like a filesystem file. This reduction in overhead contributes to improved overall access speeds when using raw block devices. The ability to store bytes in blocks allows applications the flexibility to decide how these blocks are accessed and managed, making block storage an ideal choice for low latency databases such as Aerospike. From a developer's perspective, a block device is simply a large array of bytes, usually with some minimum granularity for reads and writes. In Aerospike this granularity is configured and referred to as the write-block-size. The Aerospike Kubernetes Operator uses the storage infrastructure software inside of Kubernetes and the need for data platforms to use raw block storage becomes ever more important.

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