Friday, February 15, 2013

Paul Maritz Wants to Sell You 'Google in a Box' | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Excerpt from a timely EMC/VMware/big data snapshot
"Over the years, Google has built several sweeping software platforms that operate across a worldwide network of dirt-cheap computer servers. With names like the Google File System, Spanner, and Dremel, these platforms allow Google to juggle, use, and analyze an unprecedented amount of online information — and readily accommodate still more data as the web continues to grow.
In recent years, these tools have also inspired similar platforms at web giants such as Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter, including an open source platform known as Hadoop. “These web giants have the ability to store and process very large amount of data…. They know how to deploy and operate [software] atop of an underlying giant computer they call the cloud,” Maritz says. And now he wants to push this expertise to the rest of the world."
Paul Maritz Wants to Sell You 'Google in a Box' | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
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