[Haifux] Lecture Suggestion - Disco Project, an open source Map-Reduce framework based on Erlang and Python (mostly Python :-) )

guy keren choo at actcom.co.il
Wed Jan 14 23:27:35 MSK 2009

can you explain, briefly, what map-reduce is, so those not in the know 
(like me) will be able to decide if this is interesting? ;)


Eran Sandler wrote:
> Hi all,
> It's been a while since I've posted to Haifux (or Linux-IL for that 
> matter) but I am watching the mailing list from time to time and due to 
> personal reasons found myself as a Haifa citizen for the past year (and 
> probably for a couple more years :-) ).
> Somewhere in 2004 I even did a lecture on Mono, the open source .NET 
> implementation, if some of you recall.
> Recently I've been involved with a cool open source project called Disco.
> Disco is an open source Map-Reduce framework written in Erlang and 
> Python. It was written at Nokia's Palo Alto research center as a 
> lightweight framework for rapid scripting of distributed data processing 
> tasks but grew to become even more than that and is now even used for 
> probabilistic modeling, data mining, full text indexing, etc.
> You can read more about Disco at http://discoproject.org
> Would a lecture on Map-Reduce in general and specifically Disco would 
> interest people?
> If so, I'm more than willing to give the lecture and show some examples.
> Eran
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