Brian Bulkowski, Aerospike Founder and CTO Blog, Technology, Product Update


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.



About Author

Brian Bulkowski, Aerospike Founder and CTO

All posts by this author
Brian is a Founder and Advisor of Aerospike. With almost 30 years in Silicon Valley, his motivation for starting Aerospike was the confluence of what he saw as the rapidly advancing flash storage technology with lower costs that weren’t being fully leveraged by database systems as well as the scaling limitations of sharded MySQL systems and the need for a new distributed database. He was able to see these needs as both a Lead Engineer at Novell and Chief Architect at Cable Solutions at Liberate - where he built a high-performance, embedded networking stack and high scale broadcast server infrastructure. As Founder and Advisor, Brian continues to help Aerospike think through industry, hardware optimizations, and emerging uses cases.