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From "Tzury Bar Yochay" <tzury...@gmail.com>
Subject hdfs appending writes
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2008 07:31:27 GMT

quoting from the documentation at

Simple Coherency Model

HDFS applications need a write-once-read-many access model for files. A file
once created, written, and closed need not be changed. This assumption
simplifies data coherency issues and enables high throughput data access. A
MapReduce application or a web crawler application fits perfectly with this
model. There is a plan to support appending-writes to files in the future.

I was wondering whether this plan ever implemented.

appending-writes are must in my application. and reliable,searchable and
mapreduable distributed system is a must as well.
thus I looked at hadoop thinking it might be the right platform for the

Tzury Bar Yochay

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