Solve cloud-related big data problems with MapReduce

Discover how MapReduce and cloud computing are ideal for dealing with lots of data

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Noah Gift

Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: November 08, 2010

At times, you need to be able to access more physical and virtual resources to achieve complex compute-intensive results, but setting up a grid system within an organization can face resource, logistical, and technical hurdles; even some political ones. Cloud computing comes to the rescue in this case. It also combines perfectly with the MapReduce function for handling lots of big data computations by making it both transparent and irrelevant where two numbers get added together. The author demonstrates why cloud computing and MapReduce are helpful in solving big data problems.

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