Tom White, Cloudera engineer, Hadoop committer, and author of Hadoop the Definitive Guide, from OReilly and Yahoo! Press, talks about running Hadoop in EC2.
He opens with a discussion of the Berkeley RAD Lab paper on cloud computing and walks us through a set of definitions to a discussion of the public cloud. He sees a realm of interesting possibilities: an apparently infinite resource; the elimination of user commitment; and the pay-as you go model, which enables elasticity. Tom describes the implementation of Hadoop in this landscape.
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