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From Avery Ching <>
Subject Re: Announcement: 'Parallel Processing beyond MapReduce' workshop after Berlin Buzzwords
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:14:31 GMT
That is great news Sebastian!  Congrats, I wish I was in Berlin to attend.


On 4/4/12 2:12 AM, Sebastian Schelter wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I'd like to announce the 'Parallel Processing beyond MapReduce' workshop
> which will take place directly after the Berlin Buzzwords conference (
> ).
> This workshop will discuss novel paradigms for parallel processing
> beyond the traditional MapReduce paradigm offered by Apache Hadoop.
> The workshop will introduce two new systems:
> Apache Giraph aims at processing large graphs, runs on standard Hadoop
> infrastructure and is a loose port of Google's Pregel system. Giraph
> follows the bulk-synchronous parallel model relative to graphs where
> vertices can send messages to other vertices during a given superstep.
> Stratosphere ( is a system that is developed
> in a joint research project by Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin, Humboldt
> Universit├Ąt zu Berlin and the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam. It is
> a database inspired, large-scale data processor based on concepts of
> robust and adaptive execution. Stratosphere offers the PACT programming
> model that extends the MapReduce programming model with additional
> second order functions. As execution platform it uses the Nephele
> system, a massively parallel data flow engine which is also researched
> and developed in the project.
> Attendees will hear about the new possibilities of Hadoop's NextGen
> MapReduce architecture (YARN) and get a detailed introduction to the
> Apache Giraph and Stratosphere systems. After that there will be plenty
> of time for questions, discussions and diving into source code.
> As a prerequisite, attendees have to bring a notebook with:
>   - a copy of Giraph downloaded with source
>   - Hadoop 0.23+ source tree and JARS local
>   - a copy of Stratosphere with source
>   - an IDE of their choice
> The workshop will take place on the 6th and 7th of June and is limited
> to 15 attendees. Please register by sending an email to sebastian [DOT]
> schelter [AT] tu-berlin [DOT] de
> /s

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