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[News] New GNU/Linux Distribution Spawns Free Software 'Clouds', Gets $5 Million

  • Subject: [News] New GNU/Linux Distribution Spawns Free Software 'Clouds', Gets $5 Million
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:41:56 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Cloudera floats commercial Hadoop distro

,----[ Quote ]
| The analogy with Linux is plain enough: They want something akin to the
hardened and slow-changing Red Hat Enterprise Linux, not the Fedora
development release.


Ex-Google, Yahoo Staffers Release Hadoop Distribution

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| That is why Cloudera has decided to release its distribution, which is 
| available as an RPM bundle for systems running Red Hat Linux, as well as an 
| image for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).   


Open Source Cloud Computing Made Easy


Cloudera Lands $5 Million in Series A Financing; Unveils Hadoop-centric

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| Last October, Sam introduced us to Cloudera, a company founded by 
| highly-decorated industry veterans hoping to bring Hadoop's data processing 
| power to a variety of businesses. Though Cloudera came into existence just 
| last summer, it has already closed a $5 million round of Series A funding led 
| by Accel Partners.    


"Hey, Steve, just because you broke into Xerox’s store before I did and took
the TV doesn’t mean I can’t go in later and steal the stereo."

                                --Bill Gates, Microsoft


Hadoop: Funny Name, Powerful Software

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| Doug Cutting was a work-at-home dad plugging away at open source search code
| when he had a light-bulb moment that led him to create Hadoop, an open source
| adaptation of Google's MapReduce. Now, Yahoo is using Hadoop for all kinds of
| high-power computing functions.


Yahoo's Hadoop software transforming the way data is analyzed

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| Cutting, a 44-year-old programmer who had helped build search engines at
| Apple and Excite, had started the search project in 2000 because he wanted
| his code to live on. He knew that closed-source projects, where software is
| treated as a corporate secret, had a way of dying. With open source, the code
| is published and other programmers can contribute suggestions and help fix
| bugs.


OpenSolaris Project: Hadoop Live CD

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| Organizations routinely collect a huge amount of data, including web crawls,
| email messages, and scientific data. Processing these datasets with
| traditional relational database models or streaming algorithms is no longer
| scalable. A new data processing model, MapReduce, addresses this challenge by
| leveraging large clusters of hundreds or thousands of heterogeneous servers.


Hypertable Lead Discusses Hadoop and Distributed Databases

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| At the time that we started on the project, an open source Bigtable
| implementation did not exist, so we decided to build it ourselves. The reason
| that we chose open source is because we felt that an open source
| implementation of Bigtable would be inevitable. By leading the development
| effort, we would have a leg up on the competition in terms of knowledge,
| expertise, and credibility.    



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| Just one more reason why the Microsoft-Yahoo merger, if it happens, will be
| hell:
| [...]
| Go[t] that? 10,000 core processors running GNU/Linux at the heart of Yahoo.
| Microsoft is damned if they do (rip and replace) and damned if they don't. Go
| on, make our day, Steve....  

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