Tirzok Cloud Storage supports the creation of user-defined object metadata (key-value pairs) together with a variety of system-defined metadata that are stored by default. Metadata are controllable via the API which means that they can be manipulated by Big Data management and analysis software.
As an example, consider a medical application storing a collection of X-ray images. Traditionally this type of dataset is managed in closed database applications with access only for a selected group of medical specialists. Anonymised upload of the X-ray images to Object Storage could expose valuable information to various medical research groups. By allowing research teams to enrich the data with metadata, targeted searches and analytics can be built up to reveal previously-undiscovered trends.
Figure: TCS used to store X-ray images with user-defined metadata