First days at Sun, Honeycomb opensourced

So now that MySQL is part of Sun, I can be real Sun technologies fanboy :)
So besides all the ‘it is done’ news, I noticed on Sun’s site that they’ve (oh, we’ve) opensourced Honeycomb. Thats the technology I’ve been drooling about quite a few years ago, and would’ve always wanted to see open. Now it is.
Honeycomb (aka StorageTek 5800) is distributed content-addressable object storage system (CAS), that allows putting in objects, and their metadata, have it indexed, and represent virtual directories based on that metadata. Accessible via WebDAV, API, CLI, etc… Previous solutions used to be expensive, now put it on top on Thumpers, and it is easy to manage storage archive. Now all I need is to find if it really is suitable for our needs, and start playing more with it.
Oh, and MySQL storage engine access to it would be quite cool too, it would mean Brian’s archiving engine is history :)

Update: Damn, apparently only emulators and clients released so far, and according to Sun folks, the HADB bits might be complicated to release – though the other stack might appear public and open soonish.

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