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  • Blog Post: Naiad: Big-Data Analysts Welcome

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Earlier today, during Microsoft Research’s Silicon Valley TechFair , we learned about visualization of big-data collections using Holograph. Another aspect of the big-data movement, though, is enabling data analysts to develop an application and...
  • Blog Post: Naiad: Incremental, Iterative Computation for Big Data

    Posted by Frank McSherry, senior researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Big data is pretty popular at the moment. Systems such as MapReduce, Hadoop, Dryad , and DryadLINQ have made writing and executing ad hoc big-data analyses easy. Still, there are several programming patterns such systems...
  • Blog Post: Conquering Distributed Challenges

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Distributed computing can be a fiendishly difficult endeavor. Its benefits are manifest: Such systems pass messages across a series of computing devices connected to a network, and those devices interact efficiently to achieve results beyond the capability...