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Re: Hadoop file system
You can be able to use Hdfs alone in the distributed mode to fulfill your
Hdfs has the Filesystem java api through which you can interact with the
HDFS from your client.
HDFS is good if you have less number of files with huge size rather than
you having many files with small size.

Mahesh Balija,
Calsoft Labs.

On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM, AMARNATH, Balachandar <

> Hi,
> I am new to hdfs. In my java application, I need to perform ‘similar
> operation’ over large number of files. I would like to store those files in
> distributed machines. I don’t think, I will need map reduce paradigm. But
> however I would like to use HDFS for file storage and access. Is it
> possible (or nice idea) to use HDFS as a stand alone stuff? And, java APIs
> are available to work with HDFS so that I can read/write in distributed
> environment ? Any thoughts here will be helpful.
> With thanks and regards
> Balachandar
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