While we’re being demanding, we want something that provides the distributed power of Hadoop — without the kilobytes of boilerplate Java and XML; without being forced to sift through gigabytes of log files on hundreds of machines to find our bugs. We want the power without the layers of impenetrable complexity. We want to write simple scalar loops that compile down to tight machine code using just the registers on a single CPU. We want to write
A*Band launch a thousand computations on a thousand machines, calculating a vast matrix product together. Julia
Aside from whatever merit the language has, the note about “kilobytes of boilerplate Java and XML” seems both wildly optimistic and on point.