January 20, 2008

More Google reliability woes

Google’s reliability issues are ever worse. As I previously pointed out, this is evidence against the notion that MapReduce is a replacement for established DBMS.


2 Responses to “More Google reliability woes”

  1. Daniel Weinreb on January 21st, 2008 11:31 am

    All you seem to be citing here is one anecdotal report that Google Analytics was slow at some particular time. Unless there’s other evidence that you didn’t allude to here, I think it’s premature to attribute any problem to MapReduce.

  2. Curt Monash on January 21st, 2008 5:10 pm


    As per a prior post (linked above), there are LOTS of problems with Google Analytics.

    Now, it’s a big problem, and glitches are understandable. But it’s not ringing evidence for the theory that MapReduce is a substitute for a real data warehouse.

    What’s more, the point is probably moot. I’d guess strongly that MapReduce is being used to FEED a more conventional data warehouse.


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