Archive For January 2, 2010

MapReduce in CACM

In this month’s Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery, a rematch of the MapReduce debate was staged. In the original debate, Dave Dewitt and Michael Stonebraker, both giants of the database community, complained that: 1. MapReduce is a step backwards in database access 2. MapReduce is a poor implementation 3. MapReduce is not novel…

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