Object storage is a type of data storage architecture that manages data as objects, rather than as blocks or files. In object storage, each object is given a unique identifier that enables it to be accessed and retrieved from a storage device, such as a hard drive or cloud storage system.
Objects typically include the data itself, along with metadata such as the object’s creation date, size, and other attributes. Object storage is often used for unstructured data, such as multimedia files, email messages, and documents, as well as for data that is generated by IoT devices, social media platforms, and other sources.
Object storage is designed to provide scalability, durability, and accessibility, making it suitable for large-scale applications and environments where data needs to be available quickly and reliably. It is commonly used in cloud storage services, content delivery networks, and other applications where data is stored and accessed over the internet.