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HDFS Explorer: Accessing HDFS from Windows Explorer

HDFS Explorer, by Red Gate Big Data:

At Red Gate we have been working on some query tools for Hadoop for a while and while testing we found ourselves endlessly typing hadoop fs. Getting data sets from our Windows desktops, to the cluster, or inspecting job output files was just taking too many steps. It should be as easy for us to access files on HDFS as files on my local drive. So we created HDFS Explorer, which works just like Windows Explorer, but connects to the WebHDFS APIs so we can browse files on our clusters.

Solving a pain point. Making HDFS more accessible and thus friendlier. Very good reasons for such a tool.

Original title and link: HDFS Explorer: Accessing HDFS from Windows Explorer (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://hortonworks.com/blog/windows-explorer-experience-hdfs/