Performance evaluation of MapReduce using full virtualisation on a departmental cloud

Horacio González-Vélez, Maryam Kontagora
2011 International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science  
Performance evaluation of MapReduce using full virtualisation on a departmental cloud 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
more » ... s are experienced when using Hadoop on this virtualisation platform on a departmental cloud. 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.
doi:10.2478/v10006-011-0020-3 fatcat:woeyodsowzahznypdm4mrcyofe