Can a skyscraper completed in 1931 be used to explain a parallel processing algorithm introduced in 2004? In this post, I use the anology of counting smartphones in the Empire State Building to explain MapReduce...without using code.
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Our last post presented an analogy for MapReduce. In this post, we layer real MapReduce vocabulary over the example to help decode the jargon that sometimes blocks understanding of Big Data.