cloud computing

A friend of mine recently asked me about cloud computing, what it was, and the ramifications of it on where we will see technology in the coming years. In his question he demonstrated a common confusion among most people between the difference between cloud computing and diskless computing. Both of these […]

Diskless computing vs distributed computing

Recently I’ve been studying several technologies that appear to form the core of cloud computing. In short, these are the technologies behind such technological marvels as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, NetFlix, Pixar, etc.1 Since each of these technologies by themselves is worthy of a new book, and since even those […]

Getting started with Hadoop and MapReduce