Open source data integration (DI) specialist Talend recently announced support for Apache Hadoop, the increasingly ubiquitous open source implementation of Google Inc.'s MapReduce algorithm.
Talend isn't the first business intelligence (BI) vendor to embrace MapReduce. Its peers in the analytic database arena -- namely, Aster Data Systems Inc. and the former Greenplum Software Inc. (which was acquired by EMC Corp.) -- first announced MapReduce support nearly two years ago. (Greenplum also supported Hadoop before it announced its own -- i.e., native -- implementation of the MapReduce algorithm.)
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