September 14, 2009

Google File System II Stalked by Open-Source Elephant

Article Source The Register
September 14, 2009, 10:27 am

As Google rolls out GFS2 - a major update to the custom-built file system underpinning its online infrastructure - the company's former infrastructure don sees no reason why the open source world can't follow suit.

Famously, Christophe Bisciglia taught a course at the University of Washington meant to educate rising computer scientists in Google's epic data juggling ways, and earlier this year, he brought his Big Data know-how to Cloudera, a star-studded startup that's helping to mimic Google's data prowess via open source software...

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