by Chmouel Boudjnah for
Swift is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. It is analogous to Amazon Web Services - Simple Storage Service (S3).
Swift is capable of storing billions of objects distributed across nodes. Swift has built-in redundancy and failover management and is capable of archiving and media streaming. It is extremely scalable in terms of both size (Several petabytes) and capacity (Number of objects).
This talk will give an overview of the Swift architecture and how the system works when used in production.