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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Shelton Shugar, senior vice president of cloud computing, who oversees all of Yahoo!'s cloud initiatives, including the work on Hadoop, the Pig programming language and other distributed computing projects. Yahoo has had a large cloud cluster in operation since November 2007. Under Shugar, Yahoo! set up university access to its M45 research cluster to alleviate the limited access to other Internet-scale supercomputers for 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.