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From Jeff Zhang <zjf...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Best Practice: Hadoop vs Google App Engine
Date Wed, 04 Nov 2009 12:39:52 GMT
You can have more control on hadoop, you can create your own cluster with
hadoop.
Although hdfs's latency is high, HBase is a good choice for real time
application.


Jeff Zhang


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 4:17 AM, Alex McLintock <alex.mclintock@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>
> I'm considering the pros and cons of Google App Engine compared to
> Hadoop/Hbase/Hive/Cascading/Amazon EC2 .
>
> Has anyone looked into this question and tried to come up with
> reasoned argument why Hadoop is better? If not, would this mailing
> list be a good place to start discussing it?
>
> Basically the main advantage of using GAE is that you don't have to
> worry about setting up a cluster, or distributed database, or anything
> like that - it is done for you. But you are sort of tied in to
> google's way of doing things.
>
> Of course hadoop doesn't help at all with actual web serving. It's
> latency is too high.
>
> Alex
>

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