Massive Scalability at Google

Sys-con looks at Google’s MapReduce programming model for simplified data processing on large clusters. It’s all about thousands of commodity machines, connected and waiting for algorithm and data inputs, and the APIs that drive them:
“This is the paper that perked my interest years ago. It’s Google’s crown jewel, its competitive advantage. If you want to know how to calculate TF/IDF frequencies for all documents on the Internet as fast and efficiently as possible, this is the kind of infrastructure you’d need.” Full Story

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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