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|File-Based Storage vs. Object-Based Storage: Which Is Best for Your Financial Business' Unstructured Data?
|Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:16:00 PM
By the BlueAlly Marketing Team
Traditional file-based storage uses nested folders. Object-based storage instead uses detailed metadata to make files easy to find.
File-Based Storage vs. Object-Based Storage
File-based storage and object-based storage are two methods of data storage. File-based storage is the traditional method. It uses nested folders. Object-based storage treats all files the same, and uses detailed metadata to make them easy to find.
Advantages and Disadvantages of File Storage
File storage uses a hierarchy of folders. This can be easy and convenient at first but may become confusing over time.
The system that serves you well on your home PC may not be as well suited to an expanding business.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Object Storage
Object-based storage treats all data as equal, with no hierarchy. It sorts objects by their metadata, which can be extensively detailed.
Implementing Your Storage Plan
If you’re using file storage on a small scale, then you may be able to set up the system yourself. Setting up object storage can be more complex. If you don’t have an IT department with experience in object storage, it may be best to take advantage of expert help. A reputable IT firm, with experience partnering with companies such as HP Inc., can be very helpful.