Author: Sam Lewis



Following the intense experience of the startup weekend, we had a day of cloud education starting with a visit to the headquarters of Cloudera in Palo Alto. Cloudera primarily provides services and support for Apache Hadoop solutions but also contributes to the on going development of the Hadoop open source project. Hadoop is an open source Apache project that is used for the processing and storage of very large data sets. It was created by Doug Cutting, the current Chief Architect at Cloudera and Mike Cafarella. The project was named Hadoop by Doug Cutting, who named it after a toy...