Hadoop brings far-flung people together across time and space

EHarmony and Ancestry.com use Hadoop to extend the range of people they connect

By , IDG News Service |  Software

The use of Hadoop is improving the service eHarmony offers, Petricek said. According to a third-party study, the divorce rate among couples who met on eHarmony and married between 2005 and 2012 was about half the rate of those who met offline. The sample set is limited, Petricek said, but it still is a "very encouraging" sign for the use of big-data analysis.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

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