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From Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: distributed map-reduce views
Date Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:45:11 GMT
On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Robert Dionne
<dionne@dionne-associates.com> wrote:
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> On Sep 20, 2010, at 5:13 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
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>> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Robert Newson <robert.newson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> A nice explanation. I've never quite known how to respond to people
>>> that, when I discuss CouchDB with them, say "why not use Hadoop?".
>>> Admittedly it's mostly because I'm trying to hold back a biting
>>> comment, since there's really no commonality besides the use of
>>> (distinct variants of) the Map/Reduce (family of) algorithm(s).
>>>
>>> B.
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>> M/R := Map/Reduce
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>> Generally, when I hear people comparing CouchDB M/R to Google M/R, I
>> remind them that Google M/R isn't real M/R.
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> that would explain why they received a patent for it :)
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Well, that and patents involve lawyers which are about as
deterministic as Schrödinger's cat.

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>> That generally shocks
>> people enough that they're able to reconsider the differences and how
>> the two things really aren't the same. Although if someone disagrees
>> with you because they read the Google white paper on M/R you should
>> feel free to make extended use of biting comments.
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>> HTH,
>> Paul Davis
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