Reason 4: Media Libraries need (AI) Analysis!
So, you’ve taken the major step of extracting your media archive from your LTO solution on to an object storage solution so that you can have faster access to that archive. The next thing that happens is that you get some fancy new AI algorithm to analyse your video for search. Analysing video means reading every single byte in your library, sometimes with random access (see reason no. 3). With Erasure Codes at this point: firstly most systems will require all those objects to be reconstructed, read to somewhere (outside of the object storage box) and analysed, before the metadata is stored into another database. This is all around painful. With Object Matrix many optimisations can be made. For a start, generally reading a contiguous file is far less CPU hungry than reconstructing objects, secondly metadata can be stored in searchable internal DBs, and lastly, you have the option to work with Object Matrix to actually run that analysis inside of the object storage.