Wednesday, September 26, 2012

As I predicted, Self-driving cars a reality for 'ordinary people' within 5 years, says Google's Sergey Brin

Link here:

The Google Spanner Paper

Google spanner is a massively distributed database. It needs atomic clocks on each machine to work though...

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Google Dremel Paper

Here is the paper describing Google Dremel, which may replace Hive one day. There does not seem to be anyone working on an open-source version though

Link (PDF)

Update: Apache Drill is the open source version of Dremel (hat tip to Zoltan).

Also, Cloudera's Impala looks simlar.

Self-driving cars: The next revolution

Here is a recent report from KPMG about self-driving cars: