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From David Coallier <>
Subject Re: Map/Reduce patent granted
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2010 13:55:30 GMT
2010/1/20 Paul Davis <>:
> I'm not concerned. Our implementation isn't really like Google's.
> Single M/R invocations don't get spawned across multiple hosts or have
> automatic restart when nodes fail which is suggested as the crux of
> their patent. They cite implementations for working with large data
> sets that don't have those features as prior art. Not that I spent
> three years of my life in law school...

Good to hear, I could hear the suits getting animated here.


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