Mahout on Windows Azure – Machine Learning Using Microsoft HDInsight by Istvan Szegedi.
From the post:
Our last post was about Microsoft and Hortonworks joint effort to deliver Hadoop on Microsoft Windows Azure dubbed HDInsight. One of the key Microsoft HDInsight components is Mahout, a scalable machine learning library that provides a number of algorithms relying on the Hadoop platform. Machine learning supports a wide range of use cases from email spam filtering to fraud detection to recommending books or movies, similar to Amazon.com features.These algorithms can be divided into three main categories: recommenders/collaborative filtering, categorization and clustering. More details about these algorithms can be read on Apache Mahout wiki.
Are you hearing Hadoop, Mahout, HBase, Hive, etc., as often as I am?
Does it make you wonder about Apache becoming the locus of transferable IT skills?
Something to think about as you are developing topic map ecosystems.
You can hand roll your own solutions.
Or build upon solutions that have widespread vendor support.
PS: Another great post from Istvan.