Hybrid Storage: Local Data, Remote Cloud

Aahz (Egnyte)
Cloud Computing
Location: E145/E146
Tags: cloud, python
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Despite all the hype about cloud storage, many people still want their
primary data store to be on their local machine, and for good reason:
you get better bandwidth and latency, and your data is available even
when the network is down (or if the FBI raids the datacenter). At the
same time, cloud storage makes for good backup, plus you can share data
with other people.

Egnyte’s Local Cloud is a hybrid of local data and cloud storage that
does automatic bidirectional synchronization. We encountered and solved
a number of problems along the way, including:

  • Managing SQLite’s lack of concurrent access
  • Compressing data transfers with librsync
  • Ensuring failsafe downloads
  • Dealing with open files on Windows
  • Compressing upload data
  • Handle conflicting local/remote updates

The presentation will include both discussion of problem/solution and
code samples.

. Aahz

Egnyte

Aahz is currently a Senior Developer at Egnyte. In the past, Aahz has
given presentations at OSCON and PyCon and is a co-author of Python for
Dummies
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