Boris Lublinsky presents an introduction to AVRO and evaluate its usage for Schema componentization, inheritance and polymorphism. He also discusses backward compatibility issues and AVRO solutions for this problem.
FlightCaster, a flight delay prediction site, uses Clojure and Hadoop for the statistical analysis, with a Rails/Heroku frontend. We talked to Bradford Cross about Clojure and functional programming. 1
This article discusses the use of bindings on services and references (including the instance of non-configured bindings) as the means to implement SCA communications in a Web and SOA environment.
In this special InfoQ interview, Hadoop project lead Doug Cutting discusses MapReduce, the benefits of open source, and the future direction of the project. 2