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Doug Cutting, Hadoop

Doug Cutting, one of Hadoops creators, in 2009. The project was named after the toy elephant of Mr. Cuttings son.

Credit: Peter DaSilva for The New York Times

Open source software tends to march into the marketplace step by step, a quiet but steady strategy compared with the grand marketing events of the commercial software world. And Hadoop, the bedrock software of the fast-growing Big Data business, is on the march.

From The New York Times
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