I recently gave a talk at the LA Hadoop User Group about Apache HBase Do’s and Don’ts. The audience was excellent and had very informed and well articulated questions. Jody from Shopzilla was an excellent host and I owe him a big thanks for giving the opportunity to speak with over 60 LA Hadoopers. Since not everyone lives in LA or could make it to the meetup, I’ve summarized some of the salient points here.
Lately we’ve been sharing stories about customers and how they’re using and benefiting from Hadoop. For example, last week we saw how Raytheon Researchers are using Hadoop to build a scalable, distributed triple store. This week’s war story comes from the inventor of MapReduce, Google, who is using MapReduce to reduce their map tile image files.
Apache Hadoop has been making waves of excitement in the industry for several years,