Managing MapR NFS

The MapR NFS service lets you access data on a licensed MapR cluster via the NFS protocol:

  • Community Edition license: one NFS node allows you to access your cluster as a standard POSIX-compliant filesystem.
  • Enterprise Edition or Enterprise Database Edition license: multiple NFS servers allow each node to mount its own MapR file system on NFS enabled with VIPs for high availability (HA) and load balancing

You can mount the MapR cluster via NFS and use standard shell scripting to read and write live data in the cluster. NFS access to cluster data can be faster than accessing the same data with the hadoop commands. To mount the cluster via NFS from a client machine, see Accessing Data with NFS.