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[News] The Corporatist New York Times Adopts Free Software Internally

  • Subject: [News] The Corporatist New York Times Adopts Free Software Internally
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 23:25:19 +0100
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What's the New York Times doing with Hadoop?

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| Open Sources: What got you interested in Hadoop 
| initially and how long have you been using Hadoop?
| Gottfrid: I've been working with Hadoop for the last 
| three years. Back in 2007, the New York Times decided to 
| make all the public domain articles from 1851-1922 
| available free of charge in the form of images scanned 
| from the original paper. That's 11 million articles 
| available as images in PDF format. The code to generate 
| the PDFs was fairly straightforward, but to get it to 
| run in parallel across multiple machines was an issue. 
| As I wrote about in detail back then, I came across the 
| MapReduce paper from Google. That, coupled with what I 
| had learned about Hadoop, got me started on the road to 
| tackle this huge data challenge.


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ECM Provider KnowledgeTree Partners with Zend to Enhance Its Enterprise Grade PHP Application

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| KnowledgeTreeÂ, an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) 
| provider focusing on affordable document management 
| software that is easily installed and used by business 
| professionals, today announced a partnership with Zend 
| Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of products and 
| services for developing, deploying, and managing 
| business-critical PHP applications.



Q&A: Visa dips a toe into the Hadoop pool

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| Hadoop effectively gives enterprises the power of Google
| or Yahoo Web indexing for free, or for the cost of a
| CloudEra subscription if you want to involve Hadoop's core
| developers in your rollout. Credit card giant Visa is an
| early corporate adopter of Hadoop, and points to a bright
| future for the open-source project.

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