21 February 2008

Hip-hip-Hadoop!

Just one more reason why the Microsoft-Yahoo merger, if it happens, will be hell:


Yahoo is following in Google’s footsteps again in search. Today, it is shifting a crucial part of its search engine to Hadoop, software that handles large-scale distributed computing tasks particularly well. Hadoop is an open-source implementation of Google’s MapReduce software and file system.

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Yahoo is replacing its own software with Hadoop and running it on a Linux server cluster with 10,000 core processors.

Go that? 10,000 core processors running GNU/Linux at the heart of Yahoo. Microsoft is damned if they do (rip and replace) and damned if they don't. Go on, make our day, Steve....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

haha. yahoo is m$ poison pill. way to go steve. this is really going to be fun to watch.

total disaster.

analogy : titanic hits the ice berg.

glyn moody said...

Yes, should be very entertaining....

Rey Angeles said...

Wow, that is going to be a tough one for MS to overcome as 10,000 is lot's to rip and replace, but eventually it will happen or believe it or not they might just leave it in place. Knowing how MS is they will not care one bit. No Standards, No Morals, Lots of Racketeering equals Microsoft!

glyn moody said...

I think they'll try - and fail - and try - and fail - and try - and succeed in a rough kind of way. But to it's credit, Microsoft tends not to give up in the face of failure.

Rey Angeles said...

well you are correct they will keep trying, but I think in the end they will fail as the GPL will prove to be an issue after all, MS + GPL = 0 and their nothing they can do about that as hard as they try they just can't because they can't control it. Which is the reason why the MS/Novell deal has not really done anything to either side, but one thing only which is isolate Novell from the Open Source(*nix) community. Again they will try but they will never succeeded.