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Hadoop on Azure?

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Here’s something interesting I’ve just seen on James Dixon’s blog: apparently Microsoft is preparing to provide Hadoop on Windows Azure. Here’s the article James links to:

http://www.sdtimes.com/link/34319

I wonder if this is just a stopgap, in response to customer demand, as the article suggests it might be? How does this fit with the recently-announced Technical Computing Initiative? Was Project Dryad a dead end?

Written by Chris Webb

May 27, 2010 at 8:03 am

Posted in Cloud

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