A Survey on Different Storage Architectures


Rahul Jyoti, Saumitra Kulkarni, Kirti Wanjale
Department of Computer Engineering, Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune, Maharashtra, India.


This paper surveys different types of data storage architectures used in today’s world to store data of various types and presents an in-depth analysis of the use cases and drawbacks of the various storage architectures in different scenarios. We also examine the limitations of the traditional storage architectures in today’s world and also discuss the modern solutions to these problems. In this survey paper, we have provided a detailed comparison of three different storage architectures namely file storage, block storage, and object storage. This paper provides sufficient information to the reader to be able to choose among these architectures for storing their data as per the use case.