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November 2009

Dynamic Offline Reports

by Colin Miller, on Clojure, Erlang, Hadoop, MapReduce, Scala, Scalability

Many applications have the primary concern of storing and retrieving data. The raw data by itself is often not very useful, so an additional process is put into place to turn that data into useful information. Many applications generate these reports from the data quickly at the user's request through either a narrow SQL select statement, in application data processing, or both. However, in larger applications where the data is…