Holiday Reading: Spark, Shark and MapReduce

Holiday Reading for Geeks There I was, sitting in the shade in the Lake District enjoying 30C temperatures a few months (no, really) surfing the web on the ipad mini, as you do. Weather, check. Football, check. Investments, check. Nearby mountain bike trails, check. I’m not sure how I got …

MapReduce, MPP and Big Data Discussion

MapReduce, MPP and Big Data There’s an interesting article discussing the relationship between the ‘old skool’ MPP approach to Big Data, and the ‘new fangled’ MapReduce approach to Big Data over at ZDnet: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/big-data/mapreduce-and-mpp-two-sides-of-the-big-data-coin/121 We felt compelled to comment, naturally: “The central tenet that MapReduce and MPP have a lot …