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Google patents Map/Reduce

Jan 20, 2010, 18:03 (3 Talkback[s])

"The technique is used widely by data mining companies, for example, in Yahoo's search infrastructure, Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service and IBM's M2 platform. The Apache Hadoop project is the most prominent open source implementation of the technique.

"The concept of mapping and reducing fuctions has been a fundamental idea behind distributed parallel processing for many years..."

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