What is SODA Foundation?
SODA Foundation is an open source project under Linux Foundation that aims to foster an ecosystem of open source data management and storage software for data autonomy. SODA Foundation offers a neutral forum for cross-projects collaboration and integration and provides end users quality end-to-end solutions.
SODA enables seamless data tiering, replication, migration, and archiving to the cloud using a common S3 interface with multi-cloud support for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and other local S3 object storage such as Ceph
SODA uses snapshots to provide efficient data protection and instant recovery. Using data protection policies, snapshots can be programmed to be taken at intervals, and can be replicated to different storage, or to the cloud for disaster recovery
SODA combines different storage resources on-premise, and across multiple clouds to build tiers. Using data lifecycle policies, data that meets the lifecycle conditions is moved to the next tier, allowing data to be stored efficiently throughout their lifecycle
SODA abstracts multi-vendor storage and offers block, file and object storage services, monitoring, and more that work natively with Kubernetes, VMWare, and OpenStack. SODA can be easily extended to support other application frameworks.
SODA provides persistent storage to Kubernetes stateful workloads with the SODA CSI driver. SODA consolidates multi-vendor storage backends into storage pools for dynamic provisioning. We are working on allowing cloud native storage to be plugged into SODA with their CSI drivers so , reducing complex multi-driver management
SODA is working to offer a common data governance framework from edge to core to cloud to meet the needs for data regulations. This framework will provide, access control, data security, data retention, key management, etc. for data at rest and data in flight. We are looking for data governance and security experts to join us in this effort.
SODA is working to support data orchestration for IoT, big data, machine learning and other popular application frameworks, across different backend storage, and multiple clouds with a distributed data store. We welcome developers who are interested In working on this project.
Data energy is a new area of focus which tries to profile, analyze and optimize the energy consumption for data management. We envision data energy to be a key ROI and a competitive parameter for data solutions. SODA community has identified this for standardization to bring about energy efficient data solutions.
"Providing a neutral forum where both vendors and end users can contribute to building and integrating data management solutions for mobility and autonomy is our goal. These new investments and our expanding scope will help us support a growing community of open source data professionals who are pushing the envelope on these technologies."
"Managing the data coming from heterogeneous sources and formats is an interesting problem along with the regulatory requirements. SODA foundation attempts to address these challenges in an open manner which would help companies build reliable AI enabled solutions."
“CCB Fintech is a financial technology subsidiary of China Construction Bank. We are always interested in the open source community contribution and it's our honor to join SODA. Glad to see its breakthroughs in multi-cloud environments and heterogeneous storage management. We will work with SODA to solve the container storage management challenges in cloud-native scenarios from now on. Hope to see more pioneers of the financial industry join SODA and join us to improve the innovation and development of open source technology in the global financial area.”
“It’s a great honor for China Unicom Wo Cloud to join the SODA community. We think the openness of SODA project is great. In fact, we have been very active in this project in the previous year. We contributed the core code of our object storage project named YIG to the community. On Wo Cloud Summit 2019, we have witnessed the launch of SODA in China with many other partners. In the future, we will bring more friends into this community and make more innovations together.”
“FUJITSU LIMITED has been supporting society as an IT company. Over the years, we have been providing comprehensive storage solutions. Now, as we are transforming into a DX company, we are looking to support our customers to transform their business model and to help them to create new businesses by modernizing systems and leveraging cloud native technologies. SODA is a powerful solution for simplifying storage management that has been very complex for many years, and enabling ties to the cloud. FUJITSU believes that SODA will accelerate the accomplishment of its mission and has been contributing to the ecosystem since OpenSDS, the direct predecessor of SODA.”
“Storage silos in our services make a barrier among customers and the services. The barriers like individual storage software/API have hindered not only us from managing our services, but also customers from utilizing their data across the services. We're expecting SODA to help service providers and customers overcome the barrier by open data management platform”
“As a cold data archive system provider, we are excited about joining the SODA. We have just released the third generation of Optical Disc Archive, and we believe that integrating it into the SODA system will provide more diverse and rich value to this community and its customers. We are looking forward to collaborating with other SODA members to create a full data lifecycle management platform in the aim of solving data/storage management challenges,”
“Connected vehicles on a street would generate significant volume of data, and they are widely spread in many locations. Managing those data and data storage is going to be a key challenge for us to get a variety of benefits from those data. We expect that SODA Foundation would be the best place to seek the solution of our future issues, and we would be happy to collaborate in the Foundation with many people who have the same issues.”
"As our services continue to grow, data is getting bigger day by day. We are facing the challenge of managing storage systems more efficiently. We strongly endorse the purpose of SODA to provide a standardized API between multiple storage backends and multiple cloud systems. We believe that SODA can help reduce storage complexity."