We are pleased to announce the launch of Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) support for the AWS Import/Export Snowball client. The new HDFS support accelerates the movement of big data workloads. The Snowball client allows end users to import data directly from on premises HDFS clusters to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Big data workloads may now skip intermediary staging and go straight from HDFS to Snowball.