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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Olga Natkovich, Pig engineering manager, and Alan Gates, Pig lead architect and a Pig contributor. Pig is a parallel programming language developed by Yahoo Research, the firm's central research unit, which allows Yahoo to easily perform procedural data processing tasks on top of Hadoop. It is the standard pipeline processing solution at Yahoo!
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.