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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Big Data comprises of huge data sets, which often spreads over petabytes and more. Managing and analysing this data requires specialised tools that facilitate your work with such vast amounts of data. Distributed file systems are the foremost amongst these tools.

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1. HDFS

This is a highly fault tolerant distributed file system that is designed to work on low-cost hardware.

2. Quantcast File System

This is an alternative to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) that can be used for large scale batch data processing.

3. Ceph

Ceph is a free software storage platform designed to present object, block, and file storage from a single distributed computer cluster. (Wikipedia)

4. Lustre

Lustre is a type of parallel distributed file system, generally used for large-scale cluster computing. The name Lustre is a portmanteau word derived from Linux and cluster. (Wikipedia)

5. GlusterFS

This open source distributed file system can scale to several petabytes and handle multiple clients together.

6. PVFS

The Parallel Virtual File System is an open source parallel file system. A parallel file system is a type of distributed file system that distributes file data across multiple servers. (Wikipedia)




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