"The Apache Hadoop project develops open-source software to
allow companies to easily process huge amounts of data. This
enables companies such as Facebook and Twitter to access a
comprehensive ecosystem of tools and partners, which were
previously only available to internet giants such as Google.
"Doug Cutting, a founder of Apache Hadoop and chief architect at
Cloudera – the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based
software and services – said: 'Apache Hadoop pushes data
management forward by empowering enterprises to make sense of their
increasingly large and diverse collections of data. It is great to
see the continued recognition for the technology and I am happy to
accept the MediaGuardian Innovator of the Year award on behalf of
this flourishing Apache community.'"