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Tuesday, October 27 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Boosting the Power of Swift Using Metadata Search

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One of the unique features of an object store is the ability to associate user defined metadata attributes and values with containers and objects.

However, in order to leverage the full potential of valuable metadata, efficient metadata search is essential. Although this feature is currently missing in Swift, it is now gaining significant interest in the community. 

In this talk, we describe the components of design and implementation of a metadata search capability integrated with OpenStack Swift. This facility has a rich metadata search API, and enables key applications that were not previously feasible, such as bio-informatics applications and analysing a media repository. In the public transportation domain, we demonstrate a smart city IoT service which collects bus trip history for EMT Madrid and stores it in Swift, Geo-spatial and time series metadata search enables efficiently retrieving the data of interest - for example it supports queries such as retrieving the bus trip history for a certain bus line close to a major sporting event which took place last Saturday. This enables efficient analysis of the data, for example comparing it with data for the same event in previous years. 

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Nilesh Bhosale

Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
Nilesh Bhosale is a working as a member of IBM Storage & SDS CTO office, closely working with IBM's Spectrum Scale (a.k.a. General Parallel File System) team.  He is responsible for the integration of OpenStack with GPFS and has been actively contributing to OpenStack Cinder, Manila... Read More →
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Dean Hildebrand

Research Staff Member - IBM Research, IBM Research - Almaden
Dean Hildebrand is a researcher at the IBM Almaden Research Center and a recognized expert in the field of object storage as well as distributed and parallel file systems. Dr. Hildebrand pioneered pNFS, demonstrating the feasibility of providing standard and scalable access to any... Read More →
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Eran Rom

Research Staff Member, IBM
Eran Rom is a researcher in the IBM Haifa research lab focused on systems and storage. In recent years Eran has been mostly involved with object stores doing architecture research and development projects centered around object stores.

Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm JST

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