Cloudera Floats Linux Distro for Cloud Computing

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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.

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