Kubernetes Storage Explained – from in-tree plugin to CSI

To support a variety of storage backend, Kubernetes abstract storage issues with several objects (volume, persistent volume, persistent volume claim, storage class) and adopts container storage interface. Unfortunately, the documents are not very well organized to deliver the idea of these concepts, most likely because features are introduced at very different times. Hence this article. … Read moreKubernetes Storage Explained – from in-tree plugin to CSI

Intro to Data Analytics Platform

Having been in transactional data world for almost the entire career, recently I have to pick up quite a few things to catch up on the analytical workload. The main purpose of data analytics project is to build analysis services models and manage deployed databases.  Data Model Data are typically organized in relational model for … Read moreIntro to Data Analytics Platform

How imaging devices talk to each other (in DICOM)

Overview In the previous post I briefly touched on DICOM as the crucial standard in medical imaging for both data exchanging and data storage. It is important to understand that DICOM is such a massive standard that, beyond data exchanging and storage, has expanded into many different areas around imaging, that no device (or information … Read moreHow imaging devices talk to each other (in DICOM)

Docker storage

Microservices are all about stateless and ephemeral workloads, and containers are great microservices. This may suggest that that Docker is all about ephemeral storage. In fact, Docker supports both non-persistent and persistent storage, such as database, kafka, etc. Non-persistent storage is automatically created, alongside the container and is tied to the lifecycle of the container. … Read moreDocker storage

Cloud storage overview

In a narrow sense, cloud storage refers to object storage. In a broader sense, it refers to any storage service (block, file or object level) provided by cloud vendors, in a cloud business model. The underlying technology of storage, is the same be it in the cloud or on-premise. Block storage File storage object Interaction … Read moreCloud storage overview

How NFS works

I touched on NFS in several previous postings, and here is a deeper dive of this particular protocol. NFS is built on top of Remote Procedure Call (RPC) and therefore it is important to understand RPC first. In fact NFS is one of the most prominent user of RPC and the best example for learning … Read moreHow NFS works