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From Ted Pedersen <tpede...@d.umn.edu>
Subject Re: Hadoop Case Studies?
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:58:03 GMT
Greetings all,

Since posting my original request I ran across the following, which is
a nice example of what I'd call a case study. Gives a few details at
least and is kind of an interesting or creative use of Hadoop...

http://engineering.foursquare.com/2011/02/28/how-we-found-the-rudest-cities-in-the-world-analytics-foursquare/

Enjoy,
Ted

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 9:31 PM, Ted Pedersen <tpederse@d.umn.edu> wrote:
> Thanks for all these great ideas. These are really very helpful.
>
> What I'm also hoping to find are articles or papers that describe what
> particular companies or organizations have done with Hadoop. How does
> Facebook use Hadoop for example (that's one of the case studies in the
> White book), or how does last.fm use Hadoop (another of the case
> studies in the White book).
>
> One interesting resource is the list of "powered by Hadoop" projects
> available here:
>
> http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/PoweredBy
>
> Some of these entries provide links to more detailed discussions of
> what an organization is doing, as in the following from Twitter
> http://www.slideshare.net/kevinweil/hadoop-pig-and-twitter-nosql-east-2009
>
> So any additional descriptions of what specific organizations are
> doing with Hadoop (to the extent they are willing to share) would be
> really helpful (these sorts of "real world" cases tend to be
> particularly motivating).
>
> Cordially,
> Ted
>
> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM, Simon <gsmsteve@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think you can also simulate PageRank Algorithm with hadoop.
>>
>> Simon -
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 9:20 PM, Lance Norskog <goksron@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> This is an exercise that will appeal to undergrads: pull the Craiglist
>>> personals ads from several cities, and do text classification. Given a
>>> training set of all the cities, attempt to classify test ads by city.
>>> (If Peter Harrington is out there, I stole this from you.)
>>>
>>> Lance
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 4:55 PM, Ted Dunning <tdunning@maprtech.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Ted,
>>> >
>>> > Greetings back at you.  It has been a while.
>>> >
>>> > Check out Jimmy Lin and Chris Dyer's book about text processing with
>>> > hadoop:
>>> >
>>> > http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~jimmylin/book.html
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 4:34 PM, Ted Pedersen <tpederse@d.umn.edu>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> Greetings all,
>>> >>
>>> >> I'm teaching an undergraduate Computer Science class that is using
>>> >> Hadoop quite heavily, and would like to include some case studies at
>>> >> various points during this semester.
>>> >>
>>> >> We are using Tom White's "Hadoop The Definitive Guide" as a text, and
>>> >> that includes a very nice chapter of case studies which might even
>>> >> provide enough material for my purposes.
>>> >>
>>> >> But, I wanted to check and see if there were other case studies out
>>> >> there that might provide motivating and interesting examples of how
>>> >> Hadoop is currently being used. The idea is to find material that goes
>>> >> beyond simply saying "X uses Hadoop" to explaining in more detail how
>>> >> and why X are using Hadoop.
>>> >>
>>> >> Any hints would be very gratefully received.
>>> >>
>>> >> Cordially,
>>> >> Ted
>>> >>
>>> >> --
>>> >> Ted Pedersen
>>> >> http://www.d.umn.edu/~tpederse
>>> >>
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Lance Norskog
>>> goksron@gmail.com
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Simon
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Ted Pedersen
> http://www.d.umn.edu/~tpederse
>



-- 
Ted Pedersen
http://www.d.umn.edu/~tpederse

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