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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hadoop and IBM do Big Data in the Cloud

I have just started to look at Hadoop, which   " ... enables applications to work with thousands of nodes and petabytes of data. Hadoop was inspired byGoogle's MapReduce and Google File System (GFS) papers.... " 

IBM is starting this effort:
" ... IBM has joined the big-data-in-the-cloud fray, announcing Monday that its Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights product will be available as a service on the IBM SmartCloud platform. Big Blue’s timing for this capability is good, as Hadoop will likely have a far greater presence across public clouds within the next year ..."

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