Here is my short TODO list on how to make things better:
- accessible and immediate availability: make sure that there is a very easy way to get people to try out the solution. That might mean creating (already optmized) Amazon EC2, VMWare or whatever else images. As in the old internet say: "one-click away"
- document scenarios: even if atypical, others will be able to figure out common points
- publish any available benchmarks: even if not perfect they will give others an idea about what they are looking for
- common API and protocols
From Alternative Data Storage Status Quo: