Microsoft Dryad Presentation at Google
This is an interesting video: Microsoft presenting Dryad research to Google. Dryad is claimed to be a “superset” of MapReduce.
It seems like the complexity of Dryad could be hidden behind a modelbuilder-like interface.
I wonder how valid it is to view this video and think about modelbuilder terminology, replacing the word “vertex” with “tool”, “channel” with “intermediate data”. Note that, like earlier versions of geoprocessing, Dryad cannot handle cycles (loops).