[Gluster-users] GlusterFS compared to KosmosFS (now called cloudstore)?

Anand Babu Periasamy ab at gluster.com
Mon Oct 20 16:31:39 UTC 2008

Here is my brain dump..

It is HDFS based. It is a distributed object store than a file system. It is not POSIX.
You need to make changes in your application to make use of their storage APIs. You cannot
append or modify existing blocks. No concurrent access is allowed. Blocks are typically in
GB chunks distributed/replicated across nodes. It has a single centralized meta server.
Only good for large files.

It is good for map-reduce type applications.

Anand Babu Periasamy
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Stas Oskin wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm evaluating GlusterFS for our DFS implementation, and wondered how it 
> compares to KFS/CloudStore?
> These features here look especially nice 
> (http://kosmosfs.sourceforge.net/features.html). Any idea what of them 
> exist in GlusterFS as well?
> Regards.
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