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Google fellows defend MapReduce

Saturday Jan 2nd 2010 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Google fellows update MapReduce paper in defense of claims that it is a step backward

Even though Google has been using MapReduce to build over 10,000 applications since 2003—proving to Google its worthiness, there are others that call MapReduce a step backwards. In response to papers published against MapReduce, two Google fellows have updated a paper published in the Communications of the ACM in which they defend the virtues of MapReduce, a software framework to support distributed computing on large data sets on clusters of computers.
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