Ceph Storage

Object Storage

Ceph’s software libraries provide client applications with direct access to the RADOS object-based storage system, and also provide a foundation for some of Ceph’s advanced features, including RADOS Block Device (RBD), RADOS Gateway, and the Ceph File System.

Librados

The Ceph librados software libraries enable applications written in C, C++, Java, Python and PHP to access Ceph’s object storage system using native APIs.┬áThe librados libraries provide advanced features, including:

  • partial or complete reads and writes
  • snapshots
  • atomic transactions with features like append, truncate and clone range
  • object level key-value mappings

REST Gateway

RADOS Gateway provides Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift compatible interfaces to the RADOS object store.

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