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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: Struggling to understand CFS and its use.
Date Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:21:16 GMT
CFS was written so that Brisk (now defunct) did not need a separate hadoop
HDFS stack (NN + DataNodes) to do map reduce work. It is better served as
an alternative to HDFS not as a general purpose distributed file system.

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM, Robert Coli <> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 9:10 PM, Willie Slepecki <>wrote:
>> The last issue i'm dealing with before starting to write code is random
>> file storage.  The application will have the ability to upload whatever,
>> images, pdf, etc, and i need to put them somewhere.  (for the record,
>> Amazon S3 is not an option, long story)  So i'm looking at a hugely
>> expensive raid array, or an insanely complex distributed file system.
>> <cdfs> From what I can tell, it is a file system that does not like
>> small files ...   [not a fs] I mean that in the sense, it wasn't
>> designed to map a drive to and drop files in with explorer ... Third, it
>> looks like it commercial, from that stax something company.  ... Am i
>> wrong about any of this?
> No.
> If you don't have the requirement of a POSIX filesystem with locking etc.
> (and if you do, you are probably Doing It Wrong..), you may want to use
> MogileFS.
> Summary :
> - distributed file system designed to keep redundant copies of arbitrary
> sized files, which are uploaded and accessed via HTTP
> - uses MySQL as the meta-data store, so you keep it available in the same
> way you (probably already know how to) keep MySQL available
> - scales to more files than almost anyone has
> =Rob

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