The Storj Labs Blog

Hello Storjlings! We took a little sabbatical from our normally scheduled bi-weekly development updates, but during that time we did a few small things. We launched Tardigrade into GA production! Ok, it was a BIG thing. What this means is that anyone can start utilizing our decentralized cloud storage network by going to tardigrade.io/satellites and creating an account. We have over 5,000 users with accounts already and we’re hoping to continue to drive growth on our network with the next set of open source, partner connectors we’re building.
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Last week, Storj labs announced the production launch of Tardigrade, the industry’s first enterprise-grade, economically sustainable, decentralized storage service. We are really proud of our 99.99999999% durability, 99.95% availability, S3 compatibility, and upload/download speeds that are on par (or better) than the big three cloud providers. We’re proud of the fact that we’re able to price at a fraction of the price of large cloud providers while providing attractive economics to Storage Node Operators and partners, and setting ourselves up for economic sustainability as well.
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Good news, we’re just 4-5 weeks away from our production release! Clients, we’re ready for you to push the boundaries of our resilient, reliable distributed storage service. Storage Nodes Operators will definitely see an influx of data flow onto your hardware! Opening the floodgates of our network is something we’re very excited about and we hope you are too. However, there are a few important implications we’ve been researching and working out that we want to share with you.
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Happy New Year from everyone here at Storj Labs! We are so excited for 2020 we could cry and scream at the same time. Our focus during the holiday season was finishing the final bits of functionality needed on the network ahead of the Tardigrade production launch. Our team has been onboarding our first paying customers and we’re just a few weeks away from production launch, our next development update will be the most exciting one yet!
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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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As we roll into the holidays our team is working hard getting our network ready for our next major release, Voyager. Voyager is our first production release and we’re more excited about it than the holidays. We’re still looking for more Nodes to join ahead of our Voyager release, please sign up on the waitlist to get an auth token for your Node! Development Accomplishments: We improved our auditing service by creating another outcome for audits.
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