May 222012
 

Back in December 2011, data-intensive Linux users rejoiced as Apache Hadoop reached its 1.0.0 milestone. Setting a benchmark for distributed computing software, this wonderful little program is now into release 1.0.3 but what is Hadoop and how can you benefit from using it?

Designed with ‘web-scale’ operations in mind, Hadoop can handle massive amounts of information, allowing you to quickly and efficiently process volumes of data that other systems simply cannot handle. But that’s just the beginning. Hadoop also allows you to network this process – it can distribute large amounts of work across a cluster of machines, allowing you to handle workloads that a single processor simply cannot manage.

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May 172012
 

I’m glad to offer to my reader a special offer if they plan to attend the next Velocity Conference by O’Reilly, register at this conference with the promotional code VL12AFF5 and you’ll get a 20% discount on Conference Fees.

When and Where ? June 25-27, 2012 at the Santa Clara CA, Convention Center.

What’s this conference about ? From their official site:

The only things expanding faster than new techniques and technologies to build a faster, stronger web are the expectations of web and mobile users.

To succeed in this ever-shifting, increasingly complex domain, you need to master a daunting array of web performance, operations, and mobile performance issues. Speed or reliability is no longer an option; both are assumed. Your pages and services must be fast, reliable, secure, and unbreakable. Your infrastructure must be efficiently scalable. Massive amounts of data must be captured and stored, and it all must work efficiently, reliably, and elegantly on an ever-expanding array of devices.

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