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Improving DistCp Performance with S3

This section includes tips for improving performance when copying large volumes of data between Amazon S3 and HDFS.

The bandwidth between the Hadoop cluster and Amazon S3 is the upper limit to how fast data can be copied into S3. The further the Hadoop cluster is from the Amazon S3 installation, or the narrower the network connection is, the longer the operation will take. Even a Hadoop cluster deployed within Amazon's own infrastructure may encounter network delays from throttled VM network connections.

Network bandwidth limits notwithstanding, there are some options which can be used to tune the performance of an upload: