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From Ananth Sarathy <ananth.t.sara...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HDFS without Consideration for Map and Reduce
Date Tue, 06 Jul 2010 20:51:42 GMT
Yea I know I can use a nas or San. I am not really asking about this as a
use case on what the best way way to do it is but rather what the best way
to do use hdfs is it was decided that hdfs WAS the fileasystem you were
going to use to serve lots of small files.

sent from my nexus one

On Jul 6, 2010 3:43 PM, "Patrick Angeles" <patrick@cloudera.com> wrote:
If all you want is dumb storage for small-ish files, you can always just use
NAS or SAN.

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
<ananth.t.sarathy@gmail.com>wrote:


> So I am aware of the problem with small files
> and I have read this article
>
> http://www.cloud...

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