Python MapReduce Programming with Pydoop

A session at EuroPython 2011

  • Simone Leo

Friday 24th June, 2011

9:00am to 10:30am (CET)

Hadoop is the leading open source implementation of MapReduce,
Google's large scale distributed computing paradigm. Hadoop's native
API is in Java, and its built-in options for Python programming --
Streaming and Jython -- have several drawbacks: the former allows to
access only a small subset of Hadoop's features, while the latter
carries with it all of the limitations of Jython with respect to

Pydoop ( is an API for Hadoop that makes
most of its features available to Python programmers while allowing
CPython development. Its core consists of Boost.Python wrappers for
Hadoop's C/C++ interface.

The talk consists of a MapReduce/Hadoop tutorial and a presentation of
the Pydoop API, with the main goal of bridging the gap between the
Hadoop and Python communities. A basic knowledge of distributed
programming is helpful but not strictly required.

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EuroPython 2011

Italy Italy, Florence

20th26th June 2011

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Time 9:00am10:30am CET

Date Fri 24th June 2011

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