DataBlaze uses HDFS as storage infrastructure, by design HDFS is
designed to look like a typical OS file structure, consisting of a directory/folder hierarchy that
contains the data being stored in files. The storage provisioning allows the organizations to design of
HDFS directory structure and organizing storage and determining how and where data is stored. Based on
industry standards the Storage provisioning provides standard layout structure, the standards layout is
built on the type of data to be stored, how it will be accessed. The access to storage file structure
is controlled by polices by Apache Ranger.
The standard storage structure is defined in the
form of Data Zones which helps in access performance, change management and data archival. The data
security policies, auditing and archival is defined for each Data Zone. Layout provisioning provides
intuitive user interfaces to manage, map and control the data zones.