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The 10 Most Important Open Source Projects of 2011

“Without a doubt, Hadoop has had a fantastic year. The
distributed computing platform from Apache has seen massive uptake
and industry support.

Hadoop is being used and/or supported by almost every enterprise
player. Naturally it’s big with Yahoo, the company that started the
project, but it’s also being used by Amazon, IBM, Twitter,
Facebook, and just about any other company that’s working with Big
Data.


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