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High Performance Linux News for Jul 13, 2010

  • Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest site (Jul 13, 2010, 17:08)
    Pingdom: "At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren't practical. The challenge for Facebook's engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users"

  • EMC Moves into Business Analytics with Greenplum Acquisition (Jul 13, 2010, 15:08)
    eCRM Guide: "Greenplum is built on the open source PostgreSQL database and commodity hardware, giving the company a pricing edge over competitors. It also developed its own MapReduce technology after initially looking at Hadoop."