The war between Amazon and Google for inexpensive and low performing storage options is heating up…again. Today Google announced their new Nearline Storage offering.
Nearline Storage seems to be geared towards data that you might want to access at times but that you don’t necessarily need ‘instantly’.
Nearline Storage is appropriate for storing data in scenarios where slightly lower availability and slightly higher latency (typically just a few seconds) is an acceptable trade-off for lowered storage costs.
In other words, more slow and cheap storage options. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – there are plenty of uses for this type of storage. The real question is, do we have to keep using the term ‘buckets’?
Read the full White Paper here.
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