How We Saved Millions in SSD Costs by Upgrading Our Filesystem - Heap

During COVID we experienced rapid growth in the amount of data we ingest. This post details some of the problems this caused us and how we solved them.

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Hasnain says:

This is some pretty cool work enabled by new state of the art compression algorithms.

“When all was said and done we observed the following impact:

* Total storage usage reduced by ~21% (for our dataset, this is on the order of petabytes)

* Average write operation duration decreased by 50% on our fullest machines

* No observable query performance effects”

Posted on 2021-11-10T04:16:06+0000