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By: Functional Relational Programming with Cascalog « Another Word For It

Sat, 04 Feb 2012 20:39:31 +0000

[...] In the early aughts, Jeffrey Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat developed the MapReduce programming model at Google to optimize the process of ranking web pages. MapReduce works well for I/O-bound problems where the computation on each record is small but the number of records is large. It specifically addresses the performance characteristics of modern commodity hardware, especially “disk is the new tape.” [...]

By: Disk is the new disk | /dev/rant

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 06:43:16 +0000

[...] “Disk is the new tape” [...]

By: Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Project Cassandra: Facebook's Open Source Alternative to Google BigTable

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 11:41:16 +0000

[...] to the system. How important is improving seek time when accessing data on a hard drive? It can make the difference between taking hours versus days to flush a hundred gigabytes of writes to a disk. Disk is the new [...]

By: Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Network Attached Memory: Terracota as an Alternative to Memcached

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 14:24:02 +0000

[...] it comes to scaling Web applications, every experienced Web architect eventually realizes that Disk is the New Tape. Getting data from off of the hard drive disk is slow compared to getting it from memory or from [...]