Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hadoop - now in larger scales!

Yahoo! just reported their new deployment of a Hadoop-based application. The achievement is considered to be the world's largest Hadoop deployment in a production environment.

The scale of the application is quite impressive. They used Hadoop to process the Webmap, as part of their search engine architecture. From their post (check their website for a video with some discussion about Hadoop in this context):

* Number of links between pages in the index: roughly 1 trillion links
* Size of output: over 300 TB, compressed!
* Number of cores used to run a single Map-Reduce job: over 10,000
* Raw disk used in the production cluster: over 5 Petabytes

I can even see the difference in the quality of the search results now. :-)

Update: Greg Linden also posted about the new Hadoop-cluster. It's nice that he puts the numbers above in perspective, by comparing to Google's infrastructure.

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