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### Taking intersection in large search

As I understand, you can build the the word -> pages index in Google or large SQL database since indexed search has complexity O(1) -- lookup gives you a billion-page result at once ...
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### (a,b)-tree vs B-tree

I would like to know what are the differences between (a,b)-tree and a B-tree. It has been a few days I am studying different papers and I am seeing different definitions that make me confused. For ...
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### Examples of real world graphs that are too big for a single commodity-type machine

I've been reading on distributed systems for processing on large graphs. The most prominent examples include Pregel (developed by Google) and Apache Giraph. Most of these systems argue their existence ...
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### Hashing by doing modulo $m$ for $m=p^2$ for a prime $p$ instead of using a prime $m$ - is it that bad?

I am doing an exercise from a Big Data course I'm taking on Coursera (this exercise is for experimenting with a big-data problem and is not for any credit or homework) , the assignment was described ...
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### High Dimensional Data Structures

I have a 20-dimensional dataset, with a large amount of data points. I would like to have each dimension discretized into bins. Per bin, I would like to be able to access two neighbours per dimension (...
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### Looking for dynamic network data sets [closed]

There are a number of collections of network (or graph) data sets freely available on the web, e.g. http://snap.stanford.edu/data/index.html http://www.cc.gatech.edu/dimacs10/downloads.shtml I am ...
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### If I have a large random array of 0s and 1s that I want to sort what kind of an algorithm and data structures should I consider?

What are the types of things that need to be considered if I need to sort a large random array of 0s and 1s? You can assume large array is in the order of million or billions. I understand there ...