Author Archives: Mike Olson

Happy birthday, Cloudera!

Categories: General

Five years ago today, on June 27, 2008, we filed the incorporation paperwork for Cloudera, Inc., a new company we created to bring the power of Google’s big data platform to the masses.

Back then, nobody was talking about “big data” and the only people who knew about Apache Hadoop were wild-eyed engineers working in the consumer internet. Today, the software is right at the center of a major new market in technology.

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Welcome, Tom!

Categories: General

We announced a leadership change at Cloudera today. Tom Reilly, formerly CEO at Arcsight, is joining us in my old role – CEO – and I am assuming two new posts: Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

When we started the company five years ago, almost no one had heard of Apache Hadoop. Big Data, to the extent the term was used at all,

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How to Get Rich on Big Data

Categories: General

The 2012 Strata + Hadoop World conference was week before last in New York City. Cloudera co-presented the conference with O’Reilly Media this year, and we were really pleased with how the event turned out. Of course we launched Cloudera Impala, but there was a ton of news from companies across the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. Andrew Brust over at ZDNet wins the prize for comprehensive coverage of all the announcements.

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Hadoop World 2011 Final Remarks

Categories: Community General Hadoop

The third annual Hadoop World conference has come and gone. The two days of conference keynotes and sessions were surrounded by receptions, meetups and training classes, and marked by plenty of time for networking in hallways and the exhibit hall.  The energy exhibited at the conference was infectious and exchange of ideas outstanding. Nearly 1,500 people – almost double last year’s number – attended. They came from 580 companies, 27 countries and 40 of the United States. 

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The Community Effect

Categories: Community General Hadoop

Owen O’Malley recently collected and analyzed information in the Apache Hadoop project commit logs and its JIRA repository. That data describes the history of development for Hadoop and the contributions of the individuals who have worked on it.

In the wake of his analysis, Owen wrote a blog post called The Yahoo! Effect. In it, he highlighted the huge amount of work that has gone into Hadoop since the project’s inception,

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