Learn why NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop is better than clusters built on commodity storage. This ESG lab report details the reasons why NetApp’s use of direct attached storage for Hadoop improves performance, scalability and availability compared to typical internal hard drive Hadoop deployments. The report presents the results of hands-on testing of the NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop.
NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop extends the value of the open source Hadoop framework with enterprise-class storage and services. As shown in the figure below, NetApp FAS2040 and E2660 storage replace traditional DAS internal hard drives within a Hadoop cluster. Compute and storage resources are decoupled with SAS attached NetApp E2660 arrays and the recoverability of a failed Hadoop name node is improved with a NFS attached FAS2040. The storage components are completely transparent to the Hadoop distribution and require no modification to the native, underlying Hadoop platform.
Download the ESG Lab Validation Report – NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop.