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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A close up view of Yahoo's data center in La Vista, Neb. Each day Yahoo's cloud serves tens of billions of Web objects (photos, videos, graphics). The underlying intelligent technology insures high availability.
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.