How you store your data has become more important than ever.
As the IT sector becomes bigger and more important than ever, in order to scale and grow, more storage is needed. Just where businesses put this data is the question. With big tech set to become even stronger, we should really be questioning if the typical, centralized companies that store our data (Google, Amazon, Apple, IBM) are really who we should be relying on.
Government control is another thing that spurs on the question, too. Social media platforms have been closed down—or threatened with closure as of late—and people are asking whether they can trust certain companies when their security is questionable.
The decentralization of things—in particular data storage—and the use of blockchain technology is something that could really help stop things from being compromised.
There are a number of companies wanting to change the way we look at data storage. Let’s look at a couple that do different things but have the right tools to work with each other and really revolutionize the way data is stored and accessed.
First, let’s look at database service, Bluzelle. Known as the “AirBnB of database storage,” it gives dApp developers a place to store their goods. The idea is that storage space is sourced from the public, (unused spaces, to be precise) who in turn act as validators for the network. Developers pay for storage space and for reads and writes to the database.
Then there is Filecoin, a file storage service. It utilizes the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer protocol for file-sharing and website hosting that runs across thousands of computers. It aims to be a foundation for holding “scientific data, creative commons media, historical archives, preservation and more” and its popularity is soaring.
The Similarities Between Bluzelle and Filecoin
Bluzelle and Filecoin have a lot in common and can actually work hand-in-hand to compliment…