September 5, 2008

More on known MapReduce application areas

In surveying MapReduce applications to date, I said that they fell mainly into three overlapping categories:

and really should have included a fourth:

Nokia just released another MapReduce implementation, Disco, and its list of applications to date fits right into that template. The relevant quote is:

This far Disco has been succesfully used, for instance, in parsing and reformatting data, data clustering, probabilistic modelling, data mining, full-text indexing, and log analysis with hundreds of gigabytes of real-world data.


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