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Dean Wampler on Scalding, NoSQL, Scala, Functional Programming and Big Data

Interview with Dean Wampler on  Dec 16, 2013

Dean Wampler explains Scalding and the other Hadoop support libraries, the return of SQL, how (big) data is the killer application for functional programming, Java 8 vs Scala, and much more.

Billy Newport Discusses Parallel Programming in Java

Interview with Billy Newport on  Apr 16, 2010

Billy Newport talks to InfoQ about the need for higher level abstraction to do parallel programming with multi-core systems effectively. The interview explores some approaches taken with MapReduce products such as Cascading and Pig for a Hadoop cluster, explores the limitations of the actor model and message passing, and touches on IBM's WebSphere eXtreme Scale (ObjectGrid) product.