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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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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When the tech industry began the transition to cloud-based resource provisioning, the attack/security vectors in which DevOps and CISOs focus on to protect their resources, shifted along with it. Suddenly, protecting users’ data required a fundamentally new approach to containing resources. Rather than simply “defending the perimeter” (through ownership of network infrastructure, firewalls, NICs etc.) the model shifted to an identity-based approach to control access to systems and resources.
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So, you’re about to launch a product that will be used for business-critical use cases. Everyone speaks about being “production-ready,” and “enterprise-grade.” How can you make those vague concepts concrete? There is an old saying that “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” In the enterprise storage world, the corollary is: “You never get a second chance to be trusted with someone’s data.” With Tardigrade, we are asking users to consider storing production data on a decentralized service.
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Hello Storjlings! We hope you are staying warm now that winter has arrived. We were ranked #2 on Consensys Top 20 blockchain - Developer Activity for October. Our team has been laser-focused and its showing as we finish features for our Pioneer 2 release. The network is more stable, performant, and user-friendly than ever before. 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!
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Hello Storjlings! It’s finally feeling like winter, but our team is only heating up as we get closer to our Pioneer 2 and Voyager launches. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been focused on finishing the final remaining items before our Pioneer 2 release. Pioneer 2 is a major milestone because it means we’re code complete for Voyager launch. We’re also going to be measuring the network’s performance, retrievability, availability, and durability to ensure we can meet our SLAs.
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