Cloudera Videos Hadoop World 2011: HDFS Federation
Scalability of the NameNode has been a key issue for HDFS clusters. Because the entire file system metadata is stored in memory on a single NameNode, and all metadata operations are processed on this single system, the NameNode both limits the growth in size of the cluster and makes the NameService a bottleneck for the MapReduce framework as demand increases. This presentation will describe the features and implementation of HDFS Federation scheduled for release with Hadoop-0.23.

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