Difference between Hadoop file system and Linux

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Can anyone tell me that what are the differences between Hadoop File System and Linux File System?

Apr 20, 2018 in Big Data Hadoop by Shubham
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Yes, to a certain extent we can compare HDFS and Local File System.

A filesystem is the methods and data structures that an operating system uses to keep track of files on a disk or partition; that is, the way the files are organized on the disk. The word is also used to refer to a partition or disk that is used to store the files or the type of the filesystem

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HDFS is a distributed filesystem which stores data in a distributed manner across various slave machines.

HDFS creates an abstraction of resources, let me simplify it for you. Similar as virtualization, you can see HDFS logically as a single unit for storing Big Data, but actually you are storing your data across multiple nodes in a distributed fashion.

Hope this will answer to your question to some extent.

answered Apr 20, 2018 by nitinrawat895
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