Many folks have been asking us what impact Yahoo's recently announced search deal with Microsoft will have on our Hadoop team.Don't Panic! We are as committed as ever to building a world class open source Cloud Computing infrastructure and Apache Hadoop remains our solution for batch computing. Hadoop is used to solve many, many internet scale problems beyond search at Yahoo. Today's deal only improves Yahoo's ability to invest in Hadoop. Yahoo is buzzing with more energy and bigger plans than ever before. The Hadoop team is running to keep up with our internal customers demands for ever larger, faster and better clusters. We are all looking forward to working with you, the wider Hadoop community, to build the better Hadoop that we all want. Back to elephant herding! Eric Baldeschwieler
VP Hadoop Software Development @Yahoo!