Yahoo has struck an agreement with Computational Research Laboratories, a unit of Tata Sons Ltd., to pursue research on “cloud computing” technologies. Yahoo said the project with the laboratory in Pune would use the world’s fourth-fastest supercomputer and Apache Hadoop, a framework for creating software that can handle large amounts of data using several computers.
“Tata will supply its supercomputer, the fourth-fastest in the world, while Yahoo will contribute technical expertise in Apache Hadoop. Launching our cloud computing program internationally with CRL is another significant milestone in creating a global, collaborative research community working to advance the new sciences of the Internet,” Ron Brachman, VP and head of academic relations for Yahoo, said in Yahoo Inc. Press Release.
refers to the use of giant data centers to run applications that users can access from a PC or mobile device. Companies offering such Web-based software include Internet companies , Yahoo, and Salesforce.com. is also launching software offered as a Web service.
Yahoo and Tata made the announcement on the eve of the first Hadoop Summit.