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Further MapReduce Observations and Ramblings

Mark Mzyk February 12, 2008

I’ve posted several times about MapReduce. I’ll admit, I’m fascinated by it. Here are some observations I noted while reading the white paper, along with several direct quotations from it as well. MapReduce was “inspired by the map and reduce primitives present in Lisp and many other functional languages.” If that isn’t a strong argument […]

The Key To World Domination: Good Writing

Mark Mzyk February 5, 2008

I’ve posted on MapReduce before, but I want to revisit the topic here.  Not MapReduce itself, but instead the white paper. I noticed the ease of reading the white paper. Kudos to the authors: Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat. Their writing was easy to comprehend. It wasn’t simplistic, but neither was it steeped in scientific […]


Mark Mzyk January 22, 2008

If, like me, you’ve been seeing various blogs speak on MapReduce, you might, like me, wonder exactly what MapReduce is? You can always turn to the wikipedia entry. But sometimes, you’d like to dig a little deeper. A good whitepaper might hit the spot. So here it is: MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters. […]