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Posted by Tasso Argyros in Analytics, Blogroll on April 16, 2010

This Monday we announced a new web destination for MapReduce, MapReduce.org. At a high level, this site is the first consolidated source of information & education around MapReduce, the groundbreaking programming model which is rapidly revolutionizing the way people deal with big data. Our vision is to make this site the one-stop-shop for anyone looking to learn how MapReduce can help analyze large amounts of data.

There were a couple reasons why we thought the world of big data analytics needed a resource like this. First, MapReduce is a relatively new technology and we are constantly getting questions from people in the industry wanting to learn more about it, from basic facts to using MapReduce for complex data analytics at Petabyte scale. By placing our knowledge and references in one public destination, we hope to build a valuable self-serve resource to educate many more people than what we could ever reach directly. In addition, we were motivated by the fact that most MapReduce resources out there focus more on specific implementations of MapReduce, which fragments the available knowledge and reduces its value. In this new effort we hope to create a multi-vendor & multi-tool resource which will benefit anyone interested in MapReduce.

We’re already working with analysts such as Curt Monash, Merv Adrian, Colin White and James Kobielus to syndicate their MapReduce-related posts. Going forward, we expect even more analysts, bloggers, practitioners, vendors, and academics to contribute. If traffic grows like we expect, we may eventually add a community forum to aid in interaction and sharing of knowledge and best practices.

I hope you enjoy surfing this new site! Free to email me for any suggestions as we work to make MapReduce.org more useful for you.

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