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Cloudera CEO: Hadoop, Open Source and the Cloud

Apr 02, 2009, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Four really bright tech guys came up with a bright idea. How about if we take Hadoop -- a successful open source project -- gussy it up, put a corporate face on it, and sell it as a service to companies that need their data mined? Thus was born Cloudera -- note the nod to 'cloud computing,' tech's most fashionable buzzword. (Sometime soon the Starbucks in Mountain View will start selling a Cloud Cappuccino.)

"In the software world, Hadoop is the belle of the ball. This open source data processing engine has attracted a bevy of admirers ranging from Yahoo to Facebook to Google to Microsoft."

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