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Why Cloudera is saying ‘Goodbye, MapReduce’ and ‘Hello, Spark’

This is not your father’s Hadoop.

Cloudera, a company that helped popularize Hadoop as a platform for analyzing huge amounts of data when it was founded in 2008, is overhauling its core technology. The One Platform Initiative the company announced Wednesday lays out Cloudera’s plan to officially replace MapReduce with Apache Spark as the default processing engine for Hadoop.