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From Tom Deutsch <tdeut...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: HDFS using SAN
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:37:26 GMT

Agreed Luca, we do this to support existing customers that have requested
it and it works fine within obvious IO considerations. But not a
recommended way to do a green field deployment.

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From:	Luca Pireddu <pireddu@crs4.it>
To:	user@hadoop.apache.org,
Date:	10/18/2012 05:33 AM
Subject:	Re: HDFS using SAN

On 10/18/2012 02:21 AM, Pamecha, Abhishek wrote:
> Tom
> Do you mean you are using GPFS instead of HDFS? Also, if you can share,
> are you deploying it as DAS set up or a SAN?
> Thanks,
> Abhishek

Though I don't think I'd buy a SAN for a new Hadoop cluster, we have a
SAN and are using it *instead of HDFS* with a small/medium Hadoop
MapReduce cluster (up to 100 nodes or so, depending on our need).  We
still use the local node disks for intermediate data (mapred local
storage).  Although this set-up does limit our possibility to scale to a
large number of nodes, that's not a concern for us.  On the plus, we
gain the flexibility to be able to share our cluster with non-Hadoop
users at our centre.

Luca Pireddu
CRS4 - Distributed Computing Group
Loc. Pixina Manna Edificio 1
09010 Pula (CA), Italy
Tel: +39 0709250452

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