Facebook’s tectonic filesystem: Efficiency from exascale

Satadru Pan, Theano Stavrinos, Yunqiao Zhang, Atul Sikaria, Pavel Zakharov, Abhinav Sharma, Shiva P. Shankar, Mike Shuey, Richard Wareing, Monika Gangapuram, Guanglei Cao, Christian Preseau, Pratap Singh, Kestutis Patiejunas, J. R. Tipton, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Wyatt Lloyd

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Abstract

Tectonic is Facebook’s exabyte-scale distributed filesystem. Tectonic consolidates large tenants that previously used service-specific systems into general multitenant filesystem instances that achieve performance comparable to the specialized systems. The exabyte-scale consolidated instances enable better resource utilization, simpler services, and less operational complexity than our previous approach. This paper describes Tectonic’s design, explaining how it achieves scalability, supports multitenancy, and allows tenants to specialize operations to optimize for diverse workloads. The paper also presents insights from designing, deploying, and operating Tectonic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, FAST 2021
PublisherUSENIX Association
Pages217-231
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781939133205
StatePublished - 2021
Event19th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, FAST 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Feb 23 2021Feb 25 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 19th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, FAST 2021

Conference

Conference19th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, FAST 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period2/23/212/25/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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