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Subject [Hadoop Wiki] Update of "ProjectDescription" by SteveLoughran
Date Tue, 21 Jul 2009 10:42:29 GMT
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The following page has been changed by SteveLoughran:
http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/ProjectDescription

The comment on the change is:
improving the intro

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  = Introduction =
  
  Hadoop was originally built as infrastructure for the [http://lucene.apache.org/nutch/ Nutch]
project, which crawls the web and builds a search engine index for the crawled pages. Both
Hadoop and Nutch are part of the [http://lucene.apache.org/java/docs/index.html Lucene] [http://www.apache.org/
Apache] project.
+ 
+ It provides a distributed filesystem (HDFS) that can store data across thousands of servers,
and a means of running work (Map/Reduce jobs) across those machines, running the work near
the data.
  
  == Hadoop Map/Reduce ==
  

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