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Optimizing for Big Data at Facebook

Interview with Ashish Thusoo on  Apr 17, 2012

Hive co-creator Ashish Thusoo describes the Big Data challenges Facebook faced and presents solutions in 2 areas: Reduction in the data footprint and CPU utilization. Generating 300 to 400 terabytes per day, they store RC files as blocks, but store as columns within a block to get better compression. He also talks about the current Big Data ecosystem and trends for companies going forward.

All things Hadoop

Interview with Ted Dunning on  Feb 02, 2012 2

In this interview Ted Dunning talk about Hadoop, its current usage and its future. He explains the reasons for Hadoop's success and make recommendations on how to start using it.

Costin Leau on Spring Data, Spring Hadoop and Data Grid Patterns

Interview with Costin Leau on  Nov 23, 2011 1

In this interview recorded at JavaOne 2011 Conference, Spring Hadoop project lead Costin Leau talks about the current state and upcoming features of Spring Data and Spring Hadoop projects. He also talks about the Caching and Data Grid architecture patterns.

Ville Tuulos on Big Data and Map/Reduce in Erlang and Python with Disco

Interview with Ville Tuulos on  Jun 24, 2011

Ville Tuulos talks about Disco, the Map/Reduce framework for Python and Erlang, real-world data mining with Python, the advantages of Erlang for distributed and fault tolerant software, and more.

Ron Bodkin on Big Data and Analytics

Interview with Ron Bodkin on  Jan 27, 2011

Ron Bodkin discusses big data architecture, real-time analytics, batch processing, map-reduce, and data science.

What’s Next for jclouds?

Interview with Adrian Cole on  Dec 23, 2010

Adrian Cole discusses his jclouds project, which is an open source library that helps Java developers get started in the cloud and reuse their Java development skills. Cole also talks about some of the challenges of creating a cloud agnostic library, such as the use of different hypervisors and that various cloud implementations are written in different languages, such as VB, Python, Ruby, etc.

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.