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Benchmarking a MapReduce Environment on a Full Virtualisation Platform

Kontagora, Maryam and González-Vélez, Horacio (2010) Benchmarking a MapReduce Environment on a Full Virtualisation Platform. In: 2010 International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS). IEEE Computer Society, pp. 433-438. ISBN 9781424459179

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This work analyses the performance of Hadoop, an implementation of the MapReduce programming model for distributed parallel computing, executing on a virtualisation environment comprised of 1 + 16 nodes running the VMWare workstation software. A set of experiments using the standard Hadoop benchmarks has been designed in order to determine whether or not significant reductions in the execution time of computations are experienced using Hadoop on this virtualisation platform on a local area network. Our findings indicate that a significant decrease in computing times is observed under these conditions. They also highlight how overheads and virtualisation in a distributed environment hinder the possibility of achieving the maximum (peak) performance.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 19:14
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2014 11:50

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