The following are benefits of using Oracle Solaris Zones for a Hadoop cluster:
Fast provision of new cluster members using the zone cloning feature
Very high network throughput between the zones for data node replication
Optimized disk I/O utilization for better I/O performance with ZFS built-in compression
Secure data at rest using ZFS encryption
For more information see: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/howto-setup-hadoop-zones-1899993.html
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