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MapReduce and Its Discontents
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by Dean Wampler on Oct 05, 2012 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 7-11, 2016. Join us!

Dean Wampler discusses the strengths and weaknesses of MapReduce, and the newer variants for big data processing: Pregel and Storm.


Dean Wampler is the author of "Functional Programming for Java Developers", co-author of "Programming Scala", and co-author of the forthcoming "Programming Hive" (all from O'Reilly). He is a Principal Consultant for Think Big Analytics. Dean is the founder of the Chicago-Area Scala Enthusiasts ( and the programming web site

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