So, I've been looking at Hadoop with keen interest, and to be honest I'm fascinated, things don't get much cooler.
My only minor issue is I'm a C# developer and it's in Java.
It's not that I don't understand the Java as much as I'm looking for the Hadoop.net or NHadoop or the .NET project that embraces the Google MapReduce approach. Does anyone know of one?
Have you looked at using Hadoop's streaming?
I use it in python all the time :-).
I'm starting to see that the heterogeneous approach is often the best and it looks like other folks are doing the same.
If you look at projects like protocol-buffers or facebook's thrift you see that sometimes it's just best to use an app written in another language and build the glue in the language of your preference.