April 3, 2009

Amazon Elastic MapReduce

Amazon is introducing a beta of Amazon Elastic MapReduce.  What it boils down to is cheap, on-demand Hadoop.

This seems like a great way to experiment with MapReduce and see if you like it. But for serious use, I don’t know why you wouldn’t prefer MapReduce more closely integrated into a DBMS.


One Response to “Amazon Elastic MapReduce”

  1. Hans Gilde on April 3rd, 2009 11:31 pm

    That depends entirely on what you are doing. For big data processing, a DBMS is often just more overhead.

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