POSIX Clients

Describes the usage of data-fabric POSIX clients.

The data-fabric filesystem supports direct and secure access to data using loopback NFS or FUSE-based POSIX clients.

The loopbacknfs POSIX client allows app servers, web servers, and other client nodes and apps to read and write data directly and securely to a data-fabric cluster, with transmitted data compressed in both directions. The data-fabric single-user mapr-loopbacknfs licenses gives secure access to one or more clusters, which allows native client applications to run securely on cluster data.

The FUSE-based POSIX basic and platinum clients run as a user space process to connect to one or more data-fabric clusters and allow app servers, web servers, and applications to read and write data directly and securely to the data-fabric clusters like a Linux filesystem. Each client implies a specific data-fabric filesystem throughput optimization of n/G per second.

Both loopbacknfs and FUSE-based POSIX clients can be installed on supported Linux and Ubuntu distributions and require direct network access to all data-fabric cluster nodes. They connect to the data-fabric cluster directly (no NFS gateway) to read and write data securely.