Mapreduce and cloud computing

Explain how mapreduce is related to the cloud computing?

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The mapreduce framework consists most of the key architecture principles of the cloud computing like:

a) Scale: Framework is able to expand itself in the direct proportion to number of the machines available.

b) Reliable: Framework is able to compensate for the lost node and restart task on the several node.

c) Affordable: A user may start small and over time may add more hardware.

Because of the above characteristics the mapreduce framework has become the platform of choice for development of the cloud applications.

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