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.
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,
We’re doing a lot of hiring at Cloudera — we have jobs open in operations, sales, engineering and elsewhere. Hiring well is hard work. We spend a lot of time on it, and have learned a lot about the kind of people we want to bring in. One of the best ways for us to do a good job of hiring is to help you do a good job of applying for a job here.
Back in October, I promised to keep marketing and sales out of this blog. We wanted to concentrate on technical topics and to choose signal over noise. Mostly, that’s meant that I let other people do the writing.