The big deal about big data
Jul 20, 2011, 21:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linda L. Briggs)
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"The frameworks for solutions have been around for many years; I
worked on data-parallel computing 20 years ago, and it wasn't
really new then, either, but back then, the focus was on scientific
programming, with the beginnings of intuition regarding
high-performance business applications.
"Today, the barriers between performance computing and data
management are really starting to crumble; the grid computing
hoopla from a few years back and the popularization of programming
models such as MapReduce and Hadoop are at least demonstrating some
thought in moving in the right direction."