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Evolution and Future Directions of Large-scale Storage and Computation Systems at Google

Keynote talk given at 1st Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC), ACM, pp. 1-1


Underlying the many products and services offered by Google is a collection of systems and tools that simplify the storage and processing of large-scale data sets. These systems are intended to work well in Google's computational environment of large numbers of commodity machines connected by commodity networking hardware. Our systems handle issues like storage reliability and availability in the face of machine failures, and our processing tools make it relatively easy to write robust computations that run reliably and efficiently on thousands of machines. In this talk I'll highlight some of the systems we have built and are currently developing, and discuss some challenges and future directions for new systems.