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From Dmitriy Lyubimov <>
Subject Re: Why is mahout moving to spark?
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:49:20 GMT
main reason is that MR is non-starter with most of moderately to highly
iterative machine learning methods.

Same can be said of Java. It is (strictly) my opinion that java is poorly
fit to encode math, especially tensor math.

On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 12:44 PM, thejas prasad <> wrote:

> Hey all,
>  I am curious why mahout is moving away from spark? I mean it is here "The
> Mahout community decided to move its codebase onto modern data processing
> systems that offer a richer programming model and more efficient execution
> than Hadoop MapReduce." But why did this happen?
> And also is there a place I see all the previous emails, in the user/dev
> list ?
> Thanks,
> Thejas

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