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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: DFS vs GFS
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2006 17:22:35 GMT
Yonik Seeley wrote:
> The JavaDoc points out one: single-writer, stream only (no record
> append, no writing to specific spot in file, etc).  Is that a
> different design decision, or simply something that hasn't been
> implemented yet?

It's a simplification.  We may add appends & multiple writers later.

> Have you guys checked out the BigTable talk?
> http://norfolk.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/unrestricted/colloq/details.cgi?id=437

Yeah, that's good stuff.  The compression in particular.


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