Hybris is a key-value hybrid cloud storage system that robustly replicates data over untrusted public clouds while keeping metadata on trusted private premises.

Thanks to this design, Hybris provides strong consistency guarantees (i.e., linearizability) and affordable Byzantine fault tolerance (i.e., withstanding f faulty clouds with as few as 2f+1 replicas).

Hybris is also very efficient: in the common case it writes to f+1 clouds and read from only a single cloud.

Hybris architecture


For more information and detailed benchmarks read our technical report.

Code base overview

Hybris code base is composed by two main modules: MdsManager and KvsManager, the first being a thin wrapper layer of the metadata distributed storage service (i.e. Zookeeper), while the latter implements the storage primitives towards the APIs of the main public cloud storage services - currently, it supports Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Rackspace Cloudfiles and Windows Azure Blob.

Maven is used for building and managing dependencies.

Read the wiki for more information on development setup.

Authors and license

Hybris has been developed at EURECOM as part of the CloudSpaces European research project.
Its code is released under the terms of Apache 2.0 license.

The source code is available at the GitHub's project page: https://github.com/pviotti/hybris

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