Customized Web User Interface for Hadoop Distributed File System

  • T. Lakshmi Siva Rama Krishna
  • T. Ragunathan
  • Sudheer Kumar Battula
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 380)


Distributed file system (DFS) is one of the main components of a cloud computing system used to provide scalable storage solutions for Big Data applications. hadoop distributed file system (HDFS) is one of the core components of Apache Hadoop project and many IT companies are using HDFS to store and manage Big Data. HDFS provides both command line and web-based interface to the users for storing and accessing data. The web-based user interface (WBUI) is used only for browsing the file system whereas the command line interface (CLI) is used for creating a file and performing read or write operations on the file. The CLI provides many more facilities and note that CLI is not user friendly as the user has to remember and type the commands to access the HDFS. In this paper, we propose a new customized web user interface (CWBUI) for the HDFS. We have developed CWBUI using servlets and java server pages (JSP) and deployed the same in a Hadoop cluster. The CWBUI is found to be very helpful in using the HDFS in an interactive manner without the need of typing commands in the user interface.


Hadoop distributed file system Web user interface Hadoop Distributed file system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Lakshmi Siva Rama Krishna
    • 1
  • T. Ragunathan
    • 2
  • Sudheer Kumar Battula
    • 2
  1. 1.Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS)HyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of CSEACE Engineering CollegeHyderabadIndia

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