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Cloudera, a Burlingame, Calif.-based startup that is building commercial services around open-source software framework Hadoop, has closed $6 million in Series B funding, bringing the total raised by the company to $11 million. The latest round of funding was led by Greylock Partners. Current investor Accel […]

hadoop-logoCloudera, a Burlingame, Calif.-based startup that is building commercial services around open-source software framework Hadoop, has closed $6 million in Series B funding, bringing the total raised by the company to $11 million. The latest round of funding was led by Greylock Partners. Current investor Accel Partners also participated in this round. Cloudera’s other investors include Diane Greene (former CEO of VMware) and Marten Mickos (former CEO of MySQL). Cloudera was started in 2008 by Mike Olson; Christophe Bisciglia, who created and led Google’s academic cloud computing initiative; Dr. Amr Awadallah, Yahoo’s VP of engineering; and Jeff Hammerbacher, formerly with Facebook. (Related posts: The Data Mining Renaissance and Supercomputers, Hadoop, MapReduce and the Return to a Few Big Computers)

  1. Looks like a lot of companies are entering the cloud space. Good for consumers, hopefully more competition would lead to lower prices.

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  2. Did not get the business model of cloudera. what are they trying to sell – distribution, Training, Consulting. Jboss had a runtime to sell , Spring a proprietary programming model. With Hadoop driven by apache. What is the model.

    Anyone more knowledgeable here??

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  3. very nice – congratulations mike and team!

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  4. [...] told me earlier today. I spoke with Olsen after the Burlingame, Calif.-based company said it had raised $6 million in new Series B funding from Greylock Partners and Accel [...]

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  5. [...] offering commercial support to Hadoop (our previous coverage here), received 6 Million dollars Series B funding from Greylock Partners and Accel Partners. Om Malik further points out to the potential of Hadoop [...]

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  6. [...] Cloudera, a Hadoop-focused Startup, Gets $6 Million in New Funding GIGAOM Cloudera, a Burlingame, Calif.-based startup that is building commercial services around open-source software framework Hadoop, has closed $6 million in Series B funding, bringing the total raised by the company to $11 million. The latest round of funding was led by Greylock Partners. Current investor Accel Partners also participated in this round. Cloudera’s other investors include Diane Greene and Marten Mickos (former CEO of MySQL). Cloudera was started in 2008 by Mike Olson; Christophe Bisciglia, who created and led Google’s academic cloud computing initiative; Dr. Amr Awadallah, Yahoo’s VP of engineering; and Jeff Hammerbacher, formerly with Facebook. Source> [...]

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  7. [...] As GigaOm reports: "Cloudera, a Burlingame, Calif.-based start-up that is building commercial services around open source software framework Hadoop, has closed $6 million in Series B funding, bringing the total raised by the company to $11 million. The latest round of funding was led by Greylock Partners. Current investor Accel Partners also participated in this round." This is another sign that venture capital is flowing more freely toward open source now, and good news for Cloudera and its Red Hat-like business model. [...]

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  8. [...] The upcoming Hadoop Summit on June 10 marks a midway point in an eventful year for the technology. Cloudera, a high-profile startup that’s building commercial services around Hadoop, just announced $6 [...]

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  9. [...] The upcoming Hadoop Summit on June 10 marks a midway point in an eventful year for the technology. Cloudera, a high-profile startup that’s building commercial services around Hadoop, just announced $6 [...]

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