A Machine Learning Algorithm for the Netflix Prize
by Jason Schlesinger
Hadoop is a project with many subprojects that facilitate the MapReduce software framework. It is a JAVA based framework with interfaces that provide the ability to program in any language that can read and write to stdin/stdout. In addition, Hadoop contains many subprojects that handle all of the management of a cluster allowing programers to utilize a high level API. Hadoop, along with an optimized data set, can provide everything necessary to produce intelligent results from massive data sets.