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Has MapReduce been used to make Stackoverflow site?

If yes, what did they do by using MapReduce?

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Belongs on meta. Also, see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10369/… – Yi Jiang Aug 21 '10 at 5:21
    
I had already seen it. – Benjamin Aug 21 '10 at 5:26
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No, the map reduce algorithm was not used. We manage to keep our datasets fairly small and SQL efficient so we don't really need sharding for SO yet

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