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Cernunnos Project Announces 1.0 Release of Open Source, Reusable Libraries for
Java Environments

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| The Cernunnos Team, a group of developers from leading educational
| institutions and IT consulting companies, is pleased to announce the
| availability of Cernunnos v1.0.0, the first release of Cernunnos for the
| general public. Cernunnos is an open source Java project that embodies
| software industry best practices based on innovative design principles. Used
| frequently and extensively by institutions deploying the uPortal open source
| enterprise portal, it provides a number of programming libraries and
| templates that dramatically reduce the time and effort in Java development by
| effectively promoting reuse in common programming tasks.


Yahoo's Hadoop software transforming the way data is analyzed

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| Cutting, a 44-year-old programmer who had helped build search engines at
| Apple and Excite, had started the search project in 2000 because he wanted
| his code to live on. He knew that closed-source projects, where software is
| treated as a corporate secret, had a way of dying. With open source, the code
| is published and other programmers can contribute suggestions and help fix
| bugs.


"Hey, Steve, just because you broke into Xerox’s store before I did and took
the TV doesn’t mean I can’t go in later and steal the stereo."

--Bill Gates, Microsoft


OpenSolaris Project: Hadoop Live CD

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| Organizations routinely collect a huge amount of data, including web crawls,
| email messages, and scientific data. Processing these datasets with
| traditional relational database models or streaming algorithms is no longer
| scalable. A new data processing model, MapReduce, addresses this challenge by
| leveraging large clusters of hundreds or thousands of heterogeneous servers.


Hypertable Lead Discusses Hadoop and Distributed Databases

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| At the time that we started on the project, an open source Bigtable
| implementation did not exist, so we decided to build it ourselves. The reason
| that we chose open source is because we felt that an open source
| implementation of Bigtable would be inevitable. By leading the development
| effort, we would have a leg up on the competition in terms of knowledge,
| expertise, and credibility. * *



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| Just one more reason why the Microsoft-Yahoo merger, if it happens, will be
| hell:
| [...]
| Go[t] that? 10,000 core processors running GNU/Linux at the heart of Yahoo.
| Microsoft is damned if they do (rip and replace) and damned if they don't. Go
| on, make our day, Steve.... *

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