Greenplum, MapReduce, and Hadoop

Uli Bethke Business Intelligence

If your job involves processing massive amounts of data you should familiarize yourself with Greenplum, MapReduce, and Hadoop.

With 6.5 Petabytes of data eBay runs the world's largest data warehouse on Greenplum. Facebook runs a 2 PB warehouse on Hadoop. Impressive.

Both Greenplum and Hadoop make use of the MapReduce framework pioneered by Google.

You can run Hadoop on Amazon Elastic MapReduce to play around with the technology.

There have also been two Hadoop books published recently. I have ordered both of them and can't wait to hold them in my hands.

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide

Pro Hadoop

No books on Greenplum, but they have some good whitepapers on their website.

About the author

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Uli has 18 years’ hands on experience as a consultant, architect, and manager in the data industry. He frequently speaks at conferences. Uli has architected and delivered data warehouses in Europe, North America, and South East Asia. He is a traveler between the worlds of traditional data warehousing and big data technologies.

Uli is a regular contributor to blogs and books, holds an Oracle ACE award, and chairs the the Hadoop User Group Ireland. He is also a co-founder and VP of the Irish chapter of DAMA, a non for profit global data management organization. He has co-founded the Irish Oracle Big Data User Group.