Thursday, January 19, 2006

Google's BigTable

This is an interesting talk on Google's architecture for storing massive amounts of structured data on commodity hardware (not another story about their cafe, which is good, but not worth the number of articles it gets). It's built on top of some of the services they have written CS papers on, such as MapReduce.

UWTV Program: BigTable: A System for Distributed Structured Storage

This guy already wrote a nice summary of it: http://andrewhitchcock.org/?post=214

(...and I found the link here: http://jroller.com/page/ewansilver?entry=google_big_table )

1 comments:

Brian Flood said...

thanks, that's pretty interesting stuff. you've probably read it before but the Google File System pdf is really intersting as well. (http://labs.google.com/papers/gfs.html)