MapReduceat Rackspace – OK it is not MapReduce (as beloved by Stonebraker et al) but its open source breathen Hadoop. Original link (and more info) at How Rackspace Now Uses MapReduce and Hadoop to Query Terabytes of Data.
- MapReduce II – more installments.
Towards Robust Distributed Systems– Eric Brewer’s slidedeck that kicked off the whole CAP Theoremdebate at PODCin 2000.
ErlangMeeting – “How do you test large systems written in Erlang?” on Monday (I presume) Jan 21.
- Map Reduce a major step back. Michael
Stonebrakerand David J. DeWittlet forth on why they dislike Google’s MapReduceinfrastructure and how it is poor relation to standard relational databasetechnology. Relational DatabaseExperts Jump The MapReduce Shark – a reply to Stonebraker and DeWitt that I pretty broadly agree with.
- MapReducing 20
petabytesper day – Greg Linden commenting on the recent paper “MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters” by Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat.
I am struggling to find any decent links to
- Computational Advertising talk on Thursday Jan 10 (via Greg)
- “Why did we create
- Google has a new competitor (…sort of).
- Why Events Are A Bad Idea (for high-concurrency servers) – an oldie but good to keep you on your toes. I have been seduced by
event drivensystems for a long time. I thought SEDAwas just wonderful when I first read about it. Message passingsystems seem so much nicer to me – even if a little too esoteric for most people sometimes. However it is important to remember that threadscan work well (just that it seems that most threading implementations are not up to scratch. Shame).
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