hortonworks_200Its been six years since the Hadoop project was started. These years have been an open source fairy tale. Starting from two developers with a vision, Hadoop now has a vibrant community of hundreds of contributors, and thousands of interested developers beyond that. Hadoop has gone from a powerful solution for specific problems to a foundational technology for almost any business. More than 1,600 developers from all walks of life will be at Hadoop Summit tomorrow. And there is a wealth of important work happening, not just on core Hadoop, but on the greater stack as well, with projects like Hbase, HIVE, PIG, and OOZIE making Hadoop ever more useful for a broad set of applications, from crunching Web search results and global retail transactions to analyzing genetic code.
From our early decision to financially support Hadoop and our subsequent huge engineering investment in it, to our community support with machines for build and test, the Summit, constant presence on mailingRead More »from Hadoop: The Future is Bright