NameNode and DataNode Coupling for a Power-Proportional Hadoop Distributed File System

  • Hieu Hanh Le
  • Satoshi Hikida
  • Haruo Yokota
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7826)


Current works on power-proportional distributed file systems have not considered the cost of updating data sets that were modified (updated or appended) in a low-power mode, where a subset of nodes were powered off. Effectively reflecting the updated data is vital in making a distributed file system, such as the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), power proportional. This paper presents a novel architecture, a NameNode and DataNode Coupling Hadoop Distributed File System (NDCouplingHDFS), which effectively reflects the updated blocks when the system goes into a high-power mode. This is achieved by coupling the metadata management and data management at each node to efficiently localize the range of blocks maintained by the metadata. Experiments using actual machines show that NDCouplingHDFS is able to significantly reduce the execution time required to move updated blocks by 46% relative to the normal HDFS. Moreover, NDCouplingHDFS is capable of increasing the throughput of the system that is supporting MapReduce by applying an index in metadata management.


power-proportionality HDFS metadata management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hieu Hanh Le
    • 1
  • Satoshi Hikida
    • 1
  • Haruo Yokota
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan

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