Giraffa FileSystem (Slack:
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Giraffa is

  • Distributed highly available file system;
  • Apache Extras project and is not an official project of the Apache Software Foundation;
  • Project which is related to Apache Hadoop and Apache HBase projects;
  • Licensed under Apache License 2.0;


  • JDK 1.7+
  • Gradle 2.0+
  • ProtocolBuffer 2.5.0
  • Apache HBase 1.0.0+
  • Apache Hadoop 2.5.0+

Build it

Build Giraffa jar:

./gradlew clean assemble

Build Giraffa + Tests:

./gradlew clean build

Build Giraffa + Javadoc:

./gradlew clean assemble javadoc

Build Giraffa + Code Coverage:

./gradlew clean build jacocoTestReport

Build Giraffa + Standalone Distribution:

./gradlew clean build tar

Run Giraffa Web UI in demo mode:

./gradlew -PmainClass=org.apache.giraffa.web.GiraffaWebDemoRunner execute

Type stop in the console and hit Enter to end the Giraffa Web UI demo.