Back in July, I wrote Open Source Distributed Computing: Yahoo's Hadoop Support to highlight the work that Yahoo has been doing with the Apache Hadoop distributed computing project. Since then, interest and activity around the project has grown, making it clear that people want to know more about it all. Folks like Tim O'Reilly took notice.
To make things a bit easier, we decided to start this Hadoop and Distributed Computing blog on the Yahoo! Developer Network as a place to write about Hadoop and our distributed computing work on a more regular basis. There's a lot going on (we already have a backlog of posts!) and we're anxious to get the word out.
A couple weeks ago, I sat down with Eric Baldeschwieler ("Eric14") as part of our Experts@Work series to learn more about Yahoo's involvement in Hadoop and the growing interest in distributed computing technology.
That seemed like a fitting way to kick off this new blog.
I'm looking forward to spending more time with the Hadoop team here and exploring the potential of open source software powered by thousands of commodity servers. Our recent announcement with CMU is just the tip of the iceberg.
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