Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce

»»Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce

Google I/O this year was overwhelmingly dominated by consumer technology, the end user interface, and extension of the Android universe into a new class of mobile devices, the computer you wear on your wrist.Google-IO-2014

At the same time, there were one or two enterprise-scale data handling and cloud computing gems scattered among all the end user announcements.

One was Cloud Dataflow, introduced at the San Francisco event during a keynote presentation Wednesday. When it comes to handling large amounts of unstructured data, one of Google’s original contributions to the field was MapReduce. When combined with a distributed file system, it became a fundamental new type of data sorting, analyzing, and storage mechanism of the era: Hadoop.

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2014-07-01T17:38:04-06:00