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Groundbreaking open source project wins top MediaGuardian Innovation Award

Mar 28, 2011, 10:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"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.'"

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