The back rooms of everyone from Pandora to the NSA are filled with machines working in parallel to enrich and analyze data. And mostly at the core is Doug Cutting’s Hadoop that provides an open source implementation of the Google BigTable MapReduce framework combined with a distributed file system for replication and failover. With Hadoop Summit arriving this week (the 6th I’ve been to and the 7th ever), the importance and impact of these technologies continues to grow.
I hope to see you there and I’ll take this opportunity to announce that I am co-authoring Hadoop in Action, 2nd Edition with the original author, Chuck Lam. The new version will provide updates to this best-selling book and introduce all of the newest animals in the Hadoop zoo.