A strategy that manages and manipulates data storage as distinct units, called objects, which are kept in a single repository and are not nested as files in a folder.
Object Storage in cloud computing is a data storage architecture that manages data as objects, as opposed to other storage architectures like file systems which manages data as a file hierarchy and block storage which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks.
Object Storage works by storing data in a flat address space, called a storage pool.
A cloud-based photo sharing app, PhotoShare, uses object storage to store and manage the photos uploaded by users. Each photo is stored as an object with metadata including the date, location, and user who uploaded the photo. When a user wants to view a photo, the app uses the unique identifier to retrieve the photo from the object storage.
A storage repository that holds a vast amount of raw data in its native format until it is needed.
The process of managing the flow of data throughout its lifecycle, from creation to the time when it becomes obsolete and is deleted.