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A Ruby MapReduce Framework

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Skynet Skynet is an open source Ruby implementation of Google’s MapReduce framework, created at Geni. With Skynet, one can easily convert a time-consuming serial task, such as a computationally expensive Rails migration, into a distributed program running on many computers.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008

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Enterprise Beware!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

There was an interesting article yesterday in about how Motorola is using Splunk to troubleshoot IT management problems. Enterprise Search technologies are being used more and more by large customers to apply Google-like search technology to traditional data center analytics. Companies like Coke and Comcast are using Enterprise Search technologies to replace the traditional [...]

Can Your Programming Language Do This? – MapReduce

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Can Your Programming Language Do This? Joel on Software does a nice MapReduce tutorial.

CouchDB from 10,000 Feet

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

CouchDB from 10,000 Feet CouchDB views allow you to filter, collate, and aggregate data. Views are powered by Map/Reduce. The map stage processes key/value pairs to produce intermediate values and reduce then combines intermediate values for particular key. Map/Reduce is inherently parallelizable making it useful on clusters of machines. Interesting Note: Damien Katz, the CouchDB [...]

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