Making Hadoop Elephants Drink From Silverlake
May 20, 2013 Timothy Prickett Morgan
In last week’s issue, I talked generally about big data and the use of tools like the Hadoop big data muncher created by Yahoo to emulate the very early unstructured data processing and related file system created by Google to power its search engine. While you do not have to take a snapshot of the Internet and index it continuously, as Google did when the Google File System and the MapReduce batch processing method was created, you do have your own big data challenges.
Well, they are probably more accurately described as midrange data problems, to be honest, and if