EOS Introduces DISK A New Network Resource For Dapp Developers

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  • EOS is making a new network resource, Disk that may be able to provide cheaper resources to Dapp developers.
  • DISK will be giving developers cheaper and better ways to store the smart contracts and the Dapp data.
  • The product’s GitHub pages show that the EOSIO software will be including a database called “eosio.kvdisk.”

EOS is making a new network resource that may be able to provide cheaper resources to Dapp developers. There has been evidence that EOS may soon offer a new solution for on-chain data storage systems. This new network resource is called DISK, and it will be giving developers cheaper and better ways to store the smart contracts and the Dapp data.

The product’s GitHub pages show that the EOSIO software will be including a database called “eosio.kvdisk”, which has a new network resource that is being called DISK. This database could reduce the cost for the developers as it has a much higher CPU consumption and storage capacity than it’s RAM-based cousin.

“From what I see, it’s not about file-storage. It’s about cheaper, but slower on-chain, in-contract-storage for computational tasks and not the storage of large files… Putting hashes on-chain makes sense, and probably that is [more] affordable with DISK than with RAM.” explained the CTO of Blockchain solutions, Corvin Meyer Auf der Heide as he found the feature today.

He said that the feature was added months ago and that it went unnoticed.

When Eos releasing DISK

According to the initial commits, the DISK was added as early as November of the year 2019.

EOS has often been told to improve it’s blockchain’s efficiency and scalability. EOS uses a low resource model to limit the transactions, which means that EOS based Dapps will have to pay for using the resources such as RAM, NET, and CPU, allowing a set bandwidth to be secured for its transactions.

There also are other general file storage systems existing on EOS as noticed by the community. These other storage systems have a better chance of growth that the EOS’s DISK, however, the DISK might still be useful in the long run for the developers as it saves a lot of time.

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