PyCon Pune 2017

A conference on the Python programming language

PyCon, the gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. This is the first year of the PyCon Pune where the community will meet for two days of talks and working on upstream projects in two days of dev sprint. CFP ends on 30th November AoE.

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Sachin Patil

Python for Object Storage

Submitted Nov 29, 2016

OpenStack Swift object storage is designed to scale, be it on
commodity or enterprise hardware, Swift offers data to be stored with
efficiency and cheaply. Accessing the stored data has become a major
problem as everyone wants the data to be highly available from their
devices and across platforms. Swift answers this need in lucid way via
ReST APIs with consistency and safety.

With OpenStack being backed by Object storage, users & admins needs to
understand Swift as it is a long-term storage system which ensures
scalability, redundancy, and permanence. In this session, we will go
through Swift’s basic concept, we will see how swift stores the data
in a form of object, and how object replications works. Swift object
versioning is another cool concept which allows object/data archival.
Its storage policies allows different storage implementations like
selecting different physical servers or disks as needed.

Python programming language has been a backbone for Swift Object Storage
as well as Swift’s testing framework.

Finally we will see object versioning, access control, and storage
policies(Erasure codes) in action.


  • Introduction to Swift Object Storage
  • Architecture of Swift
  • Swift All In One - for swift (Python) developers
  • Swift on OpenStack
  • Access swift APIs in Python interpreter - Demo
  • Swift Object Versioning - Demo
  • Swift Storage polices - Demo
  • Swift Erasure codes - Demo

Speaker bio

Sachin works at Red Hat and is passionate about Open source & avid GNU Emacs user. He likes to talk and write about open source, GNU/Linux, Git, and Python. He recently got interested in Swift Object Storage. He can be reached on IRC as psachin@{REDHAT, Freenode, OFTC}. He blogs at



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