Cloudera Floats Linux Distro for Cloud Computing
Cloudera is releasing a Linux distro for Hadoop, the cloud-computing technology behind Facebook, Google and others. Cloudera's Hadoop is aimed at regular enterprise data centers, and aims to make big data-processing capabilities accessible for all companies. Cloudera will serve as a one-stop shop for Hadoop installation, configuration and support.
>> The same cloud-computing technology used by Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other Web giants is poised to land in regular enterprise Relevant Products/Services data centers, courtesy of a free software distribution from Silicon Valley startup Cloudera.
Inspired by Google's MapReduce and Google File System research papers, Hadoop is a cloud-computing technology for storing and processing petabytes of information on systems comprised of hundreds or even thousands of servers, said Cloudera CEO Mike Olson.