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Amazon on Thursday announced a new cloud computing service that uses Hadoop, a free software framework, to crunch tons of data.
The service, called Amazon Elastic MapReduce, is designed for businesses, researchers and analysts trying to conduct data intensive number crunching (statement). Hadoop, which is used by companies like Yahoo, is trying to be pushed into the enterprise data center by start-ups like Cloudera.
Correction, 7:15 a.m. PDT: This story initially miscast Google's connection to Hadoop. … Read more