[Zope] Re: zope on google file system

Laurence Rowe l at lrowe.co.uk
Mon Mar 31 07:24:14 EDT 2008

As an experiment, I started porting zodb to amazon s3 storage a while 
ago... http://code.google.com/p/s3storage/

You can use it to start zope, but it makes far too many writes 
inefficiently (it took about 15 minutes for zope2 to create all it's 
objects on a first start).

Now that ec2 comes with static IP addresses, I might end up looking at 
it again. It needs refactoring to write only one file per transaction 
(or savepoint), but once done I would imagine it might then offer 
reasonable performance.


Tim Nash wrote:
> The google summer of code is almost underway and already has a lot of
> good ideas but I was wondering if any of my fellow zope users would
> have any interest in the following area:
> I don't have the skills but I think it would be cool if some
> student ported Zope to utilize features of the google file system or
> libferris. Libferris is a virtual file system that mounts just about
> everything including postgres, xml and OpenOffice docs.  If zope ran
> on the gfs (primarily adding business logic, security and publishing)
> it would give a boost to the value of any zope based company. Also, I
> think it would be fun to run map/reduce on my stored objects! A zope
> that ran on libferris and offered secure publishing of libferris
> resources would just be cool.
> If anybody else thinks this would be useful I will jon the gsoc user
> list, (even though I'm not a student and I'm not experienced enough
> with zope to be a mentor) and do my best to make this happen.
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