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From "Jonathan Gray" <jl...@streamy.com>
Subject RE: Using HDFS for common purpose
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:51:53 GMT
Perhaps what you are looking for is HBase?

http://hbase.org

HBase is a column-oriented, distributed store that sits on top of HDFS and provides random
access.

JG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rasit OZDAS [mailto:rasitozdas@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 1:20 AM
> To: core-user@hadoop.apache.org
> Cc: arif.yilmaz@uzay.tubitak.gov.tr; emre.gurbuz@uzay.tubitak.gov.tr;
> hilal.tarakci@uzay.tubitak.gov.tr; serdar.arslan@uzay.tubitak.gov.tr;
> hakan.kocakulak@uzay.tubitak.gov.tr; caglar.bilir@uzay.tubitak.gov.tr
> Subject: Using HDFS for common purpose
> 
> Hi,
> I wanted to ask, if HDFS is a good solution just as a distributed db
> (no
> running jobs, only get and put commands)
> A review says that "HDFS is not designed for low latency" and besides,
> it's
> implemented in Java.
> Do these disadvantages prevent us using it?
> Or could somebody suggest a better (faster) one?
> 
> Thanks in advance..
> Rasit


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