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From Manuel Simoni <manuel.sim...@systemone.at>
Subject Is HDFS suited to large numbers of small files with random access?
Date Tue, 16 May 2006 17:38:56 GMT

I am looking for a distributed file system for large numbers of small 
files (a few KB each). Maybe the files would be rows in HDFS.

But my access patterns are different from MapRed-style jobs: reading and 
writing files rather randomly instead of sequential processing.

Is HDFS suited to this kind of workload?


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