OpenStack Swift eventual consistency analysis & bottlenecks

Swift is the software behind the OpenStack Object Storage service. This service provides a simple storage service for applications using RESTful interfaces, providing maximum data availability and storage capacity. I explain here how some parts of the storage and replication in Swift works, and show some of its current limitations. If you don’t know Swift and want to read a more “shallow” overview first, you can read John Dickinson’s Swift Tech Overview…”

http://julien.danjou.info/blog/2012/openstack-swift-consistency-analysis

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