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  • Predicting Execution Bottlenecks in Map-Reduce Clusters

    White Papers // May 2012 // provided by Yahoo

    Extremely slow, or straggler, tasks are a major performance bottleneck in map-reduce systems. Hadoop infrastructure makes an effort to both avoid them (through minimizing remote data accesses) and handle them in the runtime (through speculative execution). However, the mechanisms in place neither guarantee the avoidance of performance hotspots in task ...

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  • Ibis: A Provenance Manager for MultiLayer Systems

    White Papers // Jan 2011 // provided by Yahoo

    End-to-end data processing environments are often comprised of several independently-developed (sub-)systems, e.g. for engineering, organizational or historical reasons. Unfortunately this situation harms usability. For one thing, systems created independently tend to have disparate capabilities in terms of what metadata is retained and how it can be queried. If something goes ...

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  • 6 Reasons To Make A Lateral Career Move

    White Papers // Jan 2010 // provided by Yahoo

    If you are not moving up, then why move? When moving up is not an option, a strategic sideways move can put you in a more advantageous position. Whether you move to another employer or to another department within the same company, this paper provides 6 reasons why a lateral ...

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  • 5 Careers To Get Passionate About

    White Papers // Jan 2010 // provided by Yahoo

    When you're passionate about your job, going to work is a pleasure instead of a chore. As the saying goes, when you do what you love, you'll never "Work" a day in your life! This paper explains about five careers you can get passionate about. They're worlds away from the ...

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  • Making The Move From Temp To Perm

    White Papers // Jan 2008 // provided by Yahoo

    Your job search is lasting longer than you expected. You need to start earning an income. What can you do? Try temporary work. Not only is temping a great way to earn some extra money, a temp job may also lead to a permanent job further down the road. But ...

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  • Two Words To Boost Your Career: Thank You

    White Papers // Jan 2008 // provided by Yahoo

    Beginning with the "Thank you" for your first job interview and ending with the "Thank you" for your retirement party, your career can benefit enormously from simple notes of gratitude written along the way. Frequent, well-written thank-you notes can foster professional success in unimaginable ways, and they are especially important ...

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  • Worst-Case Scenario Survival Tactics For Job Seekers

    White Papers // Jan 2008 // provided by Yahoo

    No matter how much you prepare, destiny still occasionally throws you a wild card. Your car breaks down ... you get splashed by a bus ... your alarm fails to go off ... you're going to miss your job interview! Take a deep breath. Collect your thoughts. You're about to ...

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  • Phone Interviews: Tips To Get Called Back

    White Papers // Jan 2008 // provided by Yahoo

    Some people think phone interviews are easier than in-person ones. Often, those people are wrong. In person, it's easy to tell if an interviewer is tuning you out if you notice them staring off into space or sending messages on their BlackBerry. On the phone, you (and the interviewer) are ...

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  • Music Industry Seeks Digital Radio Copying Limits

    White Papers // Jun 2004 // provided by Yahoo

    Digital radio broadcasts that bring CD-quality sound to the airwaves could lead to unfettered song copying if protections are not put in place, a recording-industry trade group warned on Friday. Without copy protections, music fans could cherry-pick songs off the air and redistribute them over the Internet, further deepening the ...

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