MapReduce, Google’s framework for scaling large amounts of data across computers, has been ported to Windows Azure by Microsoft. Code-named “Daytona,” the code was made available under a non-commercial-use license on Friday.
Project Daytona is designed to support a wide class of data analytics and machine-learning algorithms. It can scale to hundreds of server cores for analysis of distributed data. Project Daytona was developed as part of the eXtreme Computing Group’s Cloud Research Engagement Initiative.
Daytona is part of an active research and development project in the eXtreme Computing Group of Microsoft Research. Read the Full Story.