Hadoop, HDFS and Hbase on Ubuntu & Macintosh Leopard

UPDATE: This has been replaced by a newer post Experience installing Hbase 0.20.0 Cluster on Ubuntu 9.04 and EC2 . I found that using the pre-built distributions of Hadoop and HBase much better than trying to build from source. I need more Java/Ant-fu to do the build from scratch. The HBase-0.20.0 Release Candidates are really [...] [...]

The Commoditization of Massive Data Analysis

Today’s article in O’Reilly’s Radar by Joseph Hellerstein, is a concise synopsis of the state-of-the-art large scale data analysis. It compares the Enterprise IT dominant Relational Database paradigm to the emerging (with a bullet!) MapReduce / Hadoop technologies. Professor Hellerstein, from UC Berkeley lives this stuff as a leading researcher on databases and distributed systems. [...] [...]