I’ve been reading about Hadoop and Lucene for a while now. Today I finally started working with the demos to get a better feel for how things work. I’m excited to learn more!
Over the past two weeks I’ve spent some time with friends who are investigating Amazon’s EC2 service. I must say that I’m very impressed. Essentially the service allows you to run a virtual computer. You can then add and remove hosepower via web service calls, and all you pay for is the uptime per hour, and bandwidth. I believe the service is either running Xen or is based off of it.