The Storj Labs Blog

Our team here at Storj Labs is currently in the middle of adding support for CockroachDB, which is a horizontally scalable Postgres compatible database. Each database technology behaves differently and it’s important to understand the tradeoffs they make to utilize them efficiently. Along the way, we are learning a lot about CockroachDB and one of the things we have learned is how deletes impact database performance. Performance CockroachDB uses a technique called MVCC¹ to manage concurrent transactions.
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The demand for storage is growing rapidly every year, and businesses and consumers are storing unprecedented amounts of data. IDC predicts worldwide data will grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025, with as much data stored in the cloud as in data centers¹. The Storj network introduces an economy around storage by creating a decentralized storage platform which enables anyone to become a storage node operator. Storage nodes aren’t managed by Storj Labs and storage node operators are peers in the community managing hardware and networks that Storj Labs doesn’t control.
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