A Distributed File System with Variable Sized Objects for Enhanced Random Writes

@article{Gong2016ADF,
  title={A Distributed File System with Variable Sized Objects for Enhanced Random Writes},
  author={Yili Gong and Chuang Hu and Yanyan Xu and Wenjie Wang},
  journal={Comput. J.},
  year={2016},
  volume={59},
  pages={1536-1550}
}
Cloud-based file systems are widely accepted and adopted for personal and business purposes in recent years. Statistics shows that ∼25% of file operations from a typical user are random writes. Inherited from traditional disk-based file systems, most distributed file systems are also based on objects or chunks of fixed sizes, which work well for sequential writes but poorly for random writes. This paper investigates the design paradigm of variable-sized objects for a distributed file system… CONTINUE READING