Posted by: Wildan Maulana | February 17, 2009

Hadoop vs GridGain

Just have a short chat with my friend, Sam, his point me out there is an alternative solution for Hadoop, whic is GridGain.

I can’t explain well what’s the differencies between Hadoop and GridGain, but there is one Wiki Page on Hadoop that’s explain it
( and the discussion between co founder of GridGain and Owen (

From the last article, i found the JIRA Hadoop ticket (, this is where the joy come,
with this now Hadoop have support for running MapReduce jobs over data residing in a MySQL table (and another database may be in the future …).

Update :

On 0.19 Database as an input for MapReduce already implemented, you can see the Hadoop API docs for more detal (org.apache.hadoop.mapred.lib.db)

Happy Hadoopying ..!



  1. Hbase team hasn’t released same version yet…

  2. Yes, hbase progress is a little bit slow, the most annoying
    thing is the hadoop trunk and hbase trunk is always incompatible or not stable ..

    Btw, thx for paper on your blog, worthed to read .. 🙂

  3. Oops, I’m sorry, my comment above should be posted on

    Wrong page 😀

    Yes, hbase progress is relatively slow.
    I’m currently exploring Hypertable. Unfortunately it’s C++, so integrating it with Hadoop is quite complicated.

  4. Haha .. :D,

    Hypertable & Hadoop ?

    I thinks it’s relatively easy to integrating it with hadoop, check the above link (i’m sure u already read it .. 🙂 )

    From performance view seems that HT is more superior than hbase ( ,

    but i stick to hbase first.., until my knowledge on column-oriented database more solid ..

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