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Amazon Elastic MapReduce

April 3rd, 2009 • Comments Off on Amazon Elastic MapReduce

Amazon introduced the new Amazon Elastic MapReduce service. It is based on Hadoop and still in beta, but still worth knowing about. Remember that Cloudera also offers supports for Hadoop ?

Cloudera annouces commercial support for Hadoop

March 17th, 2009 • Comments Off on Cloudera annouces commercial support for Hadoop

Cloudera annouced that they would offer support for Apache Hadoop on their website. Apache Hadoop is inspired by the Google technologies MapReduce and Google Filesystem. Nice detail: Hadoop is named after the stuffed elephant of one of the engineers kid.

Michael Olson is stated as the current CEO of Cloudera. He formly worked for Sleepycat who created Berkeley DB. They where later bought by Oracle. Nevertheless the idea to bring enterprise support to Hadoop sounds nice.

BTW another interesting posting about Sun Grid Engine and Hadoop:

Open Grid Forum – Day 4

March 5th, 2009 • Comments Off on Open Grid Forum – Day 4

Today was another interesting day @OGF 25. One session hosted by Wolfgang Gentzsch and Martin Antony Walker dealt with the topic: From Grids to Clouds. Interesting ideas and thoughts what the similarities are. Also some nice ideas about which applications would favor HPC, Grid or Cloud based solutions.

My talk in this session was about the RESERVOIR project:

Here are some more pictures from OGF. Not the best weather today but still a nice meeting area:





Open Grid Forum – day 3

March 5th, 2009 • Comments Off on Open Grid Forum – day 3

Okay it’s already the 4th day of the OGF. but nevertheless I wanted to blog about day 3. Not much was going on – Some interesting presentations about Cloud computing and GreenIT. Besides that networking was more or less the thing to do. Talk to people, get ideas and share thoughts about Cloud and Grid computing.


OGF – Cloud Interface API – BoF

March 3rd, 2009 • Comments Off on OGF – Cloud Interface API – BoF

The BoF session which was hosted at OGF was a success. Over 100 people showed up and the interest was great. Overall the session went well and the Idea to create an Interface for Service Providers/Users was accepted. For more details and the slides see:

Some more pictures from the session (view from the stage) and some pictures from lunch 🙂