Aerospike Has Removed the Large Data Type (LDT) Feature

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Brian Bulkowski
Aerospike Founder and CTO
October 26, 2017|1 min read

In 2013, Aerospike introduced a new feature known as Large Data Types (LDTs) to enable Aerospike to handle data that exceeded our row size limit. On November 14, 2016, in this blog post, we announced that the feature was deprecated and that we would be removing it in a future release. Since then, we have worked with key users on alternate data patterns.

Effective in Aerospike Server release 3.15, we have removed this feature.

While this is unfortunate, we have used internal memory and storage space to allow implementation of our Strong Consistency (SC) feature. SC has now reached Early Access availability.

As stated previously, we remain committed to providing solutions to the “Zipfian problem” and reiterate our commitment to our newer List and SortedMap APIs.