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Submission + - Google Patents MapReduce

theodp writes: Two years ago, David DeWitt and Michael Stonebraker deemed MapReduce a major step backwards (original paper, defense of paper) that 'represents a specific implementation of well known techniques developed nearly 25 years ago.' A year later, the pair teamed up with other academics and eBay to slam MapReduce again. But the very public complaints didn't stop Google from demanding a patent for MapReduce. Nor did it stop the USPTO from granting Google's request (after four rejections). On Tuesday, the USPTO issued U.S. Patent No. 7,650,331 to Google for inventing Efficient Large-Scale Data Processing.
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Google Patents MapReduce

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