One of the most frequent questions we get is “where do I put my data?” To this, we’ve always had the same answer: Anywhere you want. Unlike other platforms, we’ve never believed in locking in your data into our proprietary data store. Our users keep data in all sorts of different places (AWS, Rackspace, or on their local machines), and in all different forms (flat files, relational databases, and key stores). We don’t plan to change this, because we don’t believe we can provide the single best data storage solution to satisfy everyone’s needs. We’re big fans of using the correct tool for every problem.
So what is our new file storage solution? It’s a simple and easy way for our users to get their data on the cloud to be crunched by PiCloud. We don’t pretend that it’s the holy grail of data storage solutions, but it’s a solid answer for users who don’t already have a data store setup. If you don’t need it, you won’t be affected.
The module is included in our
cloud library as
cloud.files. Here’s the most basic way to use it:
cloud.files.put('data.txt') # stores data.txt on the cloud
cloud.files.get('data.txt') # saves data.txt onto your machine
cloud.files.getf('data.txt') # gets a stream of the contents of data.txt
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