Monday, November 14, 2011

Hadoop - Still full of potential

Japan's K-Computer has 705K cores stayed on top of the Top 500 supercomputer list. Now that is scale! I am reacquainting myself to Hadoop to which I was introduced in 2006 and find it is still using stateful nodes maxes out around 3-4K and does not use network storage. Security is an after thought and it is not yet suitable for its killer application interactive behavioral processing or the future killer application real-time stock data processing. If I were to add cloud related requirement of multi-tenancy, virtualization, billing etc etc. you see how underdeveloped this system is and how big its potential is.

Llama 3 - More ways to run it, but still nothing new

 Llama 3 is out and getting to it can be a challenge. The approval email's URL expires in 24 hours. It can take 8hrs to download. But af...