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From Ivan Veselovsky <iveselovs...@gridgain.com>
Subject Re: HDFS IGFS Integration
Date Tue, 16 May 2017 17:24:34 GMT
Hi, Pranay, 

> Does it mean that Namenode can be avoided when IGFS get deployed on top of
> HDFS ?
No. IGFS itself does not have namenode, it is a distributed cache storing
file blocks. But when deployed on top of HDFS, it fetches the underlying
data using ordinary namenode mechanism.

> Or is it that when one reads from IGFS (for mapreduce or only data ),
> there is nothing like a namenode .... but for IGFS to talk to HDFS,
> namenode is still needed.

> But now, when we access the same data, it can be accessed from IGFS
> directly and there is no need of a namenode.
Yes, if the requested data were fully cached, it will be given to the client
w/o namenode access.

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