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I think it could be helpful for you to think of MapReduce as (essentially) a distributed query engine. I know it isn't one-to-one, but with SELECT and aggregate functions such as sum(), max(), etc being very much like a Map() operation, and GROUP BY being very much like a Reduce(), there is quite a bit of similarity. In your case, on the same hardware, I ...


I thought I would post a quick answer about how the project actually worked out. In the end, we didn't use Azure. We used a standard SQL Database server - with each engine being in a different database. In theory, a master database holds the connection information for each engine. It is therefore possible to store different engines on different db servers. ...

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