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Yahoo! seeds Hadoop startup on open source dream

Jun 29, 2011, 01:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cade Metz)

"It's a commercial open source pitch of the purest kind. But it will be years before we can judge whether such an idealistic plan will actually work – and there's no guarantee the company will stick to the pitch.

"The new company will be known as Hortonworks, a reference to the titular elephant from Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who. Hadoop is named for a yellow stuffed elephant that once belonged to the son of project founder Doug Cutting."

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