Using the NFS Gateway for accessing HDFS

Available in a CDP Private Cloud Base deployment, the NFS Gateway for HDFS allows clients to mount HDFS and interact with it through NFS, as if it were part of their local file system. The Gateway supports NFSv3.

After mounting HDFS, a client user can perform the following tasks:
  • Browse the HDFS file system through their local file system on NFSv3 client-compatible operating systems.
  • Upload and download files between the HDFS file system and their local file system.
  • Stream data directly to HDFS through the mount point. File append is supported, but random write is not supported.