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.
Matrix presents a white paper on using the open source tool, Hadoop, to implement the MapReduce strategy and a Cloud computing strategy to solve business intelligence problems. 1
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
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