Designed for cloud computing, the Hadoop data management system handles petabytes of data at a time, pairing Google's MapReduce with a distributed file management system for use on large clusters.
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Eric Baldeschwieler, vice president, Hadoop engineering at Yahoo! and Sanjay Radia, Yahoo! Hadoop architect, inside Yahoo!'s university research cluster, M45. In 2009, the University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst joined Carnegie Mellon University in use of Yahoo!'s M45 cluster to conduct large-scale systems software research.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.