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BackBlaze B2

Backblaze B2 is a cloud-based object storage service that competes against Amazon S3 by promising the lowest storage cost on the market.

architecture

Architecture

Object-based storage architecture manage data as objects and are used mostly to store application-specific data. Read more.

Object
BackBlaze B2 logo File, Object & Block
interface

Interface

File systems are better suited for accessing storage infrastructure with large amounts of data since, unlike file synchronization, the files do not need to be downloaded locally first but can be accessed on-demand. Read more.

API
BackBlaze B2 logo File System
model

Model

Decentralized systems distribute both the data and metadata so as to remove any potential single point of failure or bottleneck. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
BackBlaze B2 logo Decentralized
environment

Environment

A controlled environment is a set of servers and clients that are under the control of a single entity e.g a company. Read more.

Not Applicable
BackBlaze B2 logo Controlled & Worldwide
redundancy

Redundancy

Redundancy mechanisms ensure the availability and durability of the files stored in the storage infrastructure. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
BackBlaze B2 logo Replication
fault_tolerance

Fault Tolerance

The ability to maintain a storage system operational depends on algorithms that need to adapt depending on the nature of the environment. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
BackBlaze B2 logo Byzantine
security

Security

Every communication is encrypted (in transit) but data, once stored, is not (at rest). Read more.

In-Transit
BackBlaze B2 logo In-Transit & At-Rest
scalability

Scalability

Some systems do not allow for the overall storage capacity to evolve over time. Read more.

Not Applicable
BackBlaze B2 logo Heterogeneous
interoperability

Interoperability

The ways a user or program can interact with a storage system; either through specific desktop/mobile applications or standard protocols. Read more.

Protocols
BackBlaze B2 logo Applications (Windows, MacOS X, Linux, iOS, Android)