Managing Hadoop Compatible Storage

GlusterFS provides compatibility for Apache Hadoop and it uses the standard file system APIs available in Hadoop to provide a new storage option for Hadoop deployments. Existing MapReduce based applications can use GlusterFS seamlessly. This new functionality opens up data within Hadoop deployments to any file-based or object-based application.


The following are the advantages of Hadoop Compatible Storage with GlusterFS:

  • Provides simultaneous file-based and object-based access within Hadoop.
  • Eliminates the centralized metadata server.
  • Provides compatibility with MapReduce applications and rewrite is not required.
  • Provides a fault tolerant file system.


The following are the pre-requisites to install Hadoop Compatible Storage :

  • Java Runtime Environment
  • getfattr - command line utility

Installing, and Configuring Hadoop Compatible Storage

See the detailed instruction set at