How dose GDFS Solves New Data Storage Challenges

GDF Community
Sep 10 · 2 min read

Data is produced alongside the development of society. As science and technology develops, the form of data storage is becoming more and more advanced. With the rapid development and popularization of the information industry, data storage technology has become an indispensable part of the infrastructure of the modern information industry.

Due to the popularity of smartphones and social networks, various types of data have grown exponentially. According to the prediction of IDC, in 2025, global data volume will reach 175 ZB. In the face of huge increases, the processing capacity of traditional databases is obviously insufficient.

Traditional data analysis mainly focuses on cleaned data, and mainly faces traditional applications such as files, databases, and streaming media. Driven by emerging technologies, today’s storage mainly faces large-scale data application scenarios such as cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence. For these emerging applications, the limitations of traditional storage in performance, security, and reliability make it difficult to adapt.

Distributed storage technology stores data on decentralized physical devices or nodes and connects storage resources through a network. It can effectively solve the problems faced by traditional storage. InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) aims to create a network transmission protocol for persistent and distributed storage and sharing of files. It uses the advantages of blockchain protocol and network infrastructure to store unchangeable data, remove duplicate files on the network, and provides a high-throughput, content addressable block storage model and content related hyperlinks. It can realize the virtualization, abstraction and automation of storage resources, and finally make the storage system flexible, elastic, and highly available.

GDFS (GoodData File System) is a more efficient region-aware distributed storage file system developed by GoodData based on IPFS and blockchain-based cloud storage. Compared with IPFS, GDFS helps users save multiple copies, keeping the data storage reliable, available, and indurable. It allocates reliable, highly available, and confidential storage resources from storage owners to nearby storage users, so as to achieve efficient utilization of storage resources. It is also a community driven decentralized system that rewards storage providers, punishes fraudulent entities, and effectively coordinates the division of labor among storage users, storage resource providers, metadata managers, and coordinators.

The combination of GDFS and GoodData blockchain fundamentally reduces storage costs, saves network broadband, and improves data access efficiency and security. It is an essential infrastructure to promote the development of the Web 3.0 era and build the Metaverse.

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