Object storage systems are gaining growth in big data circles, especially in oil and gas, media and entertainment. Storage area networks (SAN) need expanding options without sharing primary storage. Some advantages of an object storage system are the lack of necessity to have a single namespace for cache conservancy; instead the owner can store loosely related blocks of data without a metadatabase. The data is based on its own standard, not the physical location of the storage. This allows the data to scale based on the rule or standard, instead of being based on the storage location.
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