SkillsCast

Castle: Re-inventing storage for Big Data

27th September 2011 in London at The Skills Matter eXchange

This SkillsCast was filmed at Castle: Re-inventing storage for Big Data

In this talk, Tom Wilkie looks at Castle, an open-source project, is a ground-up overhauling of RAID, file systems, and the POSIX interface

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. Castle is also the core of the Acunu Data Platform, which delivers up to 100x higher performance for applications written for Cassandra and other tools.

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Castle: Re-inventing storage for Big Data

Tom Wilkie

Tom leads the engineering team at Acunu. He previous worked in a range of engineering roles at both Citrix and XenSource managing key customer projects with major enterprises.