LXer: A Quick Overview of Hadoop
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Building web scale applications means building systems that can survive any number of horrible things happening to your hardware or software. It means eliminating single points of failure, it means scaling horizontally, as well as vertically, and it means being able to respond to influxes of traffic without buckling under the weight. Increasingly, building web scale applications also means handling terabytes, or even petabytes of data; this is where the Apache Hadoop project comes in.
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