Updated on 2022-12-09 GMT+08:00

Application Scenarios

Big Data Analytics

Scenario Description

OBS enables inexpensive big data solutions that feature high performance with zero service interruptions. It eliminates the need for capacity expansion. Such solutions are designed for scenarios that involve mass data storage and analysis, query of historical data details, analysis of numerous behavior logs, and statistical analysis of public transactions.

  • Mass data storage and analysis: storage of petabytes of data, batch data analysis, and data query in milliseconds
  • Query of historical data details: account statement audit, analysis on device energy consumption history, playback of trails, analysis on vehicle driving behavior, and refined monitoring
  • Analysis of numerous behavior logs: analysis of learning habits and logs
  • Statistical analysis on public transactions: crime tracking, associated case queries, traffic congestion analysis, and scenic spot popularity statistics

You can migrate data to OBS with Data Express Service (DES), and then use Huawei Cloud big data services like MapReduce Service (MRS) or open-source computing frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark to analyze data stored in OBS. Such analysis results will be returned to your programs or applications on Elastic Cloud Servers (ECSs).

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Figure 1 Big data analytics

Static Website Hosting

Scenario Description

OBS provides a website hosting function that is cost-effective, highly available, and scalable to traffic changes. By combining the OBS static website hosting, CDN, and ECS, you can quickly build a website or an application system with separate static and dynamic content.

The dynamic data on end user browsers and apps directly interacts with the service systems deployed on Huawei Cloud. Requests for dynamic data are sent to service systems for processing and then returned to end users. The static data is stored in OBS. Business systems can process static data over the intranet. End users directly request and read the static data from OBS through nearby high-speed nodes.

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Elastic Cloud Server (ECS)

Figure 2 Static website hosting

Online VOD

Scenario Description

The OBS storage system is scalable, highly reliable, and cost-effective, featuring high concurrency and low latency. Working with the MPC, Content Moderation, and CDN services, OBS can help you quickly construct a fast, secure, and highly available online VOD platform.

OBS serves as the origin server of VOD services. Normal Internet users or professional content creators can upload their video files to OBS, use Content Moderation to review video content, and use MPC to transcode source video files. The processed video content then is played on devices after CDN acceleration.

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Content delivery network (CDN), Media Processing Center (MPC), and Content Moderation

Figure 3 VOD

DNA Sequencing

Scenario Description

OBS is a reliable, cost-effective system for storing massive amounts of data and features high concurrency and low latency. It works with compute services on Huawei Cloud to help you easily build a DNA sequencing platform.

You can use Direct Connect to automatically upload data from the sequencer in your data center to Huawei Cloud. You can then perform data analysis on the compute cluster (including ECS, CCE, and MRS services), and the analysis results will be stored in OBS. After an analysis is completed, the source DNA data will be automatically stored in the Archive storage class in OBS, and the sequencing results can be distributed to hospitals and scientific research institutes over the Internet.

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Elastic Cloud Server (ECS), Bare Metal Server (BMS), MapReduce Service (MRS), Cloud Container Engine (CCE), and Direct Connect (DC)

Figure 4 DNA sequencing

Intelligent Video Surveillance

Scenario Description

OBS provides reliable, inexpensive storage for virtually any amount of data. It has high performance and low latency and offers end-to-end solutions that cover device management, video surveillance, video processing, and more. Such solutions are ideal for individuals and enterprises alike.

You can upload surveillance videos in cameras to Huawei Cloud over the Internet or using a Direct Connect connection. Video files on the processing platform consisting of ECS and ELB are segmented and then stored into OBS. Later, you can download the video segments from OBS to play them on terminals. Video files stored in OBS can also be backed up using Cross-Region Replication, improving storage security and reliability.

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Elastic Load Balance (ELB) and Elastic Cloud Server (ECS)

Figure 5 Video surveillance

Backup and Archiving

Scenario Description

OBS offers a highly reliable, inexpensive storage system featuring high concurrency and low latency. It can hold massive amounts of data, meeting the archive needs for unstructured data of applications and databases.

You can use the synchronization clients (such as OBS Browser+ and obsutil), Cloud Storage Gateway (CSG), DES, or mainstream backup software to back up your on-premises data to OBS. OBS also provides lifecycle rules to automatically transition objects between storage classes to save your money on storage. You can restore data from OBS to a DR or test host on the cloud.

  • Synchronization clients: good for manual backup of a single database or program
  • Backup software: applicable to automatic backup for multiple applications or hosts, delivering strong compatibility
  • CSG: seamlessly compatible with on-premises backup systems
  • DES: ideal for archiving massive volumes of data. It transfers data using Teleport devices and disks to cloud.

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Data Express Service (DES) and Elastic Cloud Server (ECS)

Figure 6 Backup and archiving

High-Performance Computing

Scenario Description

OBS works with cloud services such as ECS, AS, EVS, IMS, IAM, and Cloud Eye to provide reliable high-performance computing (HPC) solutions. These solutions have huge capacity and large single-stream bandwidth.

In HPC scenarios, enterprises can directly upload data to OBS or migrate data to OBS by using DES. The POSIX and HDFS of OBS allow you to mount buckets to HPC flavor nodes, as well as big data and AI applications. This facilitates high-performance computing by providing efficient and convenient data, write, and storage capabilities.

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Data Express Service (DES), Elastic Cloud Server (ECS), Auto Scaling (AS), Image Management Service (IMS), Cloud Eye, and Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Figure 7 High-performance computing

Enterprise Cloud Boxes (Web Disks)

Scenario Description

OBS works with cloud services such as ECS, ELB, RDS, and VBS to provide enterprise web disks with a reliable, inexpensive storage system featuring low latency and high concurrency. The storage capacity automatically scales as the volume of stored data grows.

Dynamic data on devices such as mobile phones, PCs, and tablets interacts with the enterprise cloud disk service system built on Huawei Cloud. Requests for dynamic data are sent to the service system for processing and then returned to devices, and the static data is stored in OBS. Service systems can process static data over the intranet. End users can directly request and read the static data from OBS. In addition, OBS provides the lifecycle management function to automatically change storage classes for objects, reducing storage costs.

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Elastic Cloud Server (ECS), Elastic Load Balance (ELB), Relational Database Service (RDS), and Volume Backup Service (VBS)

Figure 8 Enterprise cloud boxes (web disks)