MapReduce and Hadoop power some of the most data-intensive applications. This video presentation explains how they work.
Web giant adds patents related to software used to manage data centers to the patent collection it's making freely available to anyone, without fear of legal repercussion.
Social network unveils Qizmt, a distributed computation framework developed by its data mining team. Managing big data is the new black.
To start, the online giant today said it has identified 10 patents related to MapReduce, which allows users to analyze large data sets. It won't sue over those patents unless first attacked.
Customers can use MapReduce to pay by the sip as they do things like index the Web, mine data, and conduct financial analysis or bioinformatics research.
The virtualization giant is moving up the big data stack with its new Serengeti open-source project.
Recently named IBM Fellow Jeff Jonas is one of the most interesting big data thought-leaders. He spoke to CNET about the increasing value of data-driven decisions.
Big Blue is looking to Platform Computing to bolster its high-performance computing capabilities.
Whether or not the masses actually jailbreak their iPhones, it seems as though users are willing to support the work that the jailbreak community is doing, feeding the Chronic-Dev Team with more than 10 million crash reports in a single week after the release of the Chronic-Dev Crash Reporter application.
UC Berkeley, Cornell, and UMass Amherst will get access to Yahoo's M45 cluster for large-scale data-processing research using software called Hadoop.