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From Erik Hatcher <e...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: Distributed sort
Date Sat, 03 Dec 2005 22:47:47 GMT

On Dec 3, 2005, at 1:26 PM, Jeff Rodenburg wrote:

> In one of the Google Labs whitepapers (
> http://labs.google.com/papers/mapreduce-osdi04.pdf), a programming  
> construct
> known as MapReduce is used in a variety of jobs/tasks within Google's
> operation.  As an example of the application of MapReduce, the  
> whitepaper
> refers to Distributed Sorting.
>
> Essentially this looks like a data storage strategy to facilitate a
> distributed sort feature.  How does this approach compare to Lucene's
> sorting mechanism?

Look to Nutch to see how MapReduce is being implemented around Lucene  
(but useful in other ways than Lucene also).

	Erik


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