Project Daytona Brings MapReduce to Windows Azure Cloud

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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.


  1. […] [Update 19-July-2011: Daytona enters the fray] “Microsoft has developed an iterative MapReduce runtime for Windows Azure, code-named Daytona.” It is available for download as of early July, though has a non-commercial-use-only license attached to it. (credit: saw it on the insideHPC blog) […]