A Distributed Architecture for Multimedia File Storage, Analysis and Processing

  • Andrzej DziechEmail author
  • Andrzej Glowacz
  • Jacek Wszołek
  • Sebastian Ernst
  • Michał Pawłowski
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 467)


The paper presents a prototype of a distributed storage, analysis and processing system for multimedia (video, audio, image) content based on the Apache Hadoop platform. The core of the system is a distributed file system with advanced topology, replication and balancing capabilities. Metadata for stored media objects is being managed in a separate database in conformance with well-known metadata models and standards. In addition, the system allows implementation of efficient multimedia data analysis (e.g. face recognition) and processing (e.g. transcoding, digital watermarking) algorithms. Interoperability with external systems, such as the currently-developed Infona is provided by means of an OAI-PMH-compliant interface for metadata harvesting. More in-depth integration is possible by making storage, analysis and processing services available to external entities using the SYNAT integration platform. The article evaluates several important aspects of the proposed distributed repository, such as security, performance, extensibility and interoperability.


distributed storage distributed processing MapReduce multimedia Hadoop HDFS performance evaluation scalability high availability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Dziech
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrzej Glowacz
    • 1
  • Jacek Wszołek
    • 1
  • Sebastian Ernst
    • 2
  • Michał Pawłowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  2. 2.ACC Cyfronet AGHAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

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