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From Patrick Angeles <patr...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: HDFS without Consideration for Map and Reduce
Date Tue, 06 Jul 2010 19:42:55 GMT
If all you want is dumb storage for small-ish files, you can always just use

For the MP3 example, you might want to consider HBase... you can store
associated meta-data in column families.

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Ananth Sarathy

> So I am aware of the problem with small files
> and I have read this article
> http://www.cloudera.com/blog/2009/02/the-small-files-problem/
> I am just wondering if there has been any real change in this?  For
> example's sake, suppose you just want an HDFS Cluster that never does any
> m/r jobs but would store an MP3 of every song known to exist, in
> /ARTIST/ALBUM/song kind of structure. And if some one wanted they could
> just
> go HDFS://U2/Joshua Tree/withOrWithoutyou.mp3
> Yes I know there are practical issues with this example such as search and
> browsing, but let's ignore those. I don't really want to have to write a
> file system to go on top of a file system for this kind of example, so I'd
> imagine I would use the har, but wanted to know if there is any other
> thoughts out there.
> Also, I was wondering if there were any tips and tricks for using
> har...auto
> archiving, things like that?
> Ananth T Sarathy

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