Ceph as object storage
Object stores have certain advantages over traditional block storage. Every stored object is given an object ID, which makes it faster to search/access and easier to manage. An object store is highly scalable for a large number of objects but has limitations on the size of a single object.
Ceph provides the LibRADOS native library, which allows direct access to RADOS using apps with support for C, C++, Java, Python, Ruby and PHP. Ceph also features RADOSGW,