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This talk will cover processing large quanties of data using Hadoop running on top of Amazon’s EC2 machines. It will cover the theory of the MapReudce/Hadoop model and its applicability to solve different kinds of problems. Gottfrid will provided a brief of overview of AWS EC2 and S3 and look in detail at some of the work he has done using these pieces; some of it is described in the Self Service Prorated Super Computing Fun blog post.
Derek Gottfrid is a Senior Software Architect at The New York Times. He has been involved in building many key parts of the nytimes.com infrastructure, including search, web serving, e-mail distribution, and platform development. Derek has led efforts to improve the use of open source software within the Times and is responsible for the open source project dbslayer — a database connection pooling server. He also blogs regularly about his open source work at open.nytimes.com.