Gluster 3.3 Advances Big Data Storage Filesystem
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Big data requires big file systems. That's where the open source GlusterFS file system is aiming to fit in with the upcoming GlusterFS 3.3 release.
The Gluster project is out this week with the second beta release of GlusterFS 3.3, the final release is expected before the end of the year. The new release provides an integration point for Apache Hadoop enabling Hadoop users to use Gluster for storage. According to Gluster, their filesystem is also comptable with Hadoop's own HDFS (Hadoop File System), though Gluster provides some additional benefits including scalability and performance improvements.
"GlusterFS 3.3 brings two new protocols into the file system," AB Periasamy, CTO and co-founder of Gluster told InternetNews.com. "One of them is the object protocol so you can access the data as objects, similar to the Amazon S3 protocol."