AWS is an abbreviation of Amazon Web Services, which is a subsidiary of Amazon.com. AWS offers a suite of cloud computing services that make up an on-demand computing platform.
Datomia® is the name and trademark of our company and the name and trademark for our software platform for storing and streaming data. The platform provides a low-cost, cloud-agnostic, distributed storage solution that is also highly secure and reliable, scalable, fast, and simple to manage.
Datomizer® is the trademark for Datomia's distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant and highly available cloud vault storage product. It manages, optimizes and enhances data storage.
Data Atoms™ is the trademark used for the encrypted and randomized fragments of data that are anonymously scattered across a wide range of storage nodes.
Identity Access Management (IAM)
Identity and access management (IAM) is the security and business discipline that "enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons". AWS IAM securely controls individual and group access to your AWS resources. You can create and manage user identities ("IAM users") and grant permissions for those IAM users to access your resources.
Data DNA® is the trademark for Datomia's abstraction of erasure-coded metadata and NAS metadata. This is encoded into Data Atoms dispersed between different storage nodes, with a secret key-sharing methodology, in a way that is only visible and retrievable by the data owner. This allows Datomia to provide a simple NAS solution with all advantages of erasure-coded object storage, such as security, unlimited scalability, speed and data resiliency.
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Network Attached Storage (NAS) allows users to store and share files in a centralised location rather than individuals storing files on their own computers. By using Network Attached Storage documents, reports, music and videos can be shared with anyone who has access to the network making NAS an ideal business storage solution (from eBuyer).
Datomizer® provides unlimited NAS storage on AWS S3 storage nodes, a cheaper alternative to Amazon’s EC2 servers. It has smart caching that allows it to achieve Tier 1 performance on S3.
Storage nodes are physical servers with one or more hard-disk drives or solid-state drives. These storage nodes are often provided by Cloud data storage services, such as Amazon S3.
Each Datomizer® installation contains a Virtual Data Vault. The Vault encodes data into micro-fragments and spreads them across many storage nodes in multiple geographic locations. It also stores proprietary blocks of Data AtomsTM. These tell us how to convert raw data to blocks, and how to reassemble the encoded data on demand.