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From "Eric Hanson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-10809) hadoop-azure: page blob support
Date Sat, 27 Sep 2014 01:22:34 GMT

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Eric Hanson updated HADOOP-10809:
    Attachment: HADOOP-10809.05.patch

Backing up work in progress. Finished merge of all files and did basic verification in eclipse
to make sure all the names resolve. Still need to compile and run Azure filesystem unit tests.

> hadoop-azure: page blob support
> -------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-10809
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-10809
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: tools
>            Reporter: Mike Liddell
>            Assignee: Eric Hanson
>         Attachments: HADOOP-10809.02.patch, HADOOP-10809.03.patch, HADOOP-10809.04.patch,
HADOOP-10809.05.patch, HADOOP-10809.1.patch
> Azure Blob Storage provides two flavors: block-blobs and page-blobs.  Block-blobs are
the general purpose kind that support convenient APIs and are the basis for the Azure Filesystem
for Hadoop (see HADOOP-9629).
> Page-blobs use the same namespace as block-blobs but provide a different low-level feature
set.  Most importantly, page-blobs can cope with an effectively infinite number of small accesses
whereas block-blobs can only tolerate 50K appends before relatively manual rewriting of the
data is necessary.  A simple analogy is that page-blobs are like a regular disk and the basic
API is like a low-level device driver.
> See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/ee691964.aspx for some introductory
> The primary driving scenario for page-blob support is for HBase transaction log files
which require an access pattern of many small writes.  Additional scenarios can also be supported.
> Configuration:
> The Hadoop Filesystem abstraction needs a mechanism so that file-create can determine
whether to create a block- or page-blob.  To permit scenarios where application code doesn't
know about the details of azure storage we would like the configuration to be Aspect-style,
ie configured by the Administrator and transparent to the application. The current solution
is to use hadoop configuration to declare a list of page-blob folders -- Azure Filesystem
for Hadoop will create files in these folders using page-blob flavor.  The configuration key
is "fs.azure.page.blob.dir", and description can be found in AzureNativeFileSystemStore.java.
> Code changes:
> - refactor of basic Azure Filesystem code to use a general BlobWrapper and specialized
BlockBlobWrapper vs PageBlobWrapper
> - introduction of PageBlob support (read, write, etc)
> - miscellaneous changes such as umask handling, implementation of createNonRecursive(),
> - new unit tests.
> Credit for the primary patch: Dexter Bradshaw, Mostafa Elhemali, Eric Hanson, Mike Liddell.

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