Databases and Lustre on ZFS's DMU, New CIFS Stuff

When I first heard about ZFS and its features, I was intrigued by a comment by Bill More about the possibility of having a database or other app directly consume the DMU that ZFS uses for filesystems or volumes. After I did a spot of research when editing the ZFS page on Wikipedia I noticed the “Last Word In Filesystems” pdf has been updated since I last looked, here are the 2 pages that excited me. With Suns recent acquisition of MySQL and lustre we seem to have arrived there now. Lustre support is excellent as it solves the only failing of ZFS, that it is not clustered. zfs_universal.jpg

The in-kernel CIFS stuff gets a mention too zfs_cifs.jpg

Great work  

See the full presentation and Bill Moore’s slightly outdated video