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Image Gallery: Yahoo's Hadoop Implementation

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.

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