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At the Hadoop Summit in Silicon Valley today, Yahoo announced the availability of the Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop, a source-only version of Apache Hadoop that Yahoo uses within its own search engine. That’s more good news for Cloudera, a Burlingame, Calif-based startup that builds commercial services […]

At the Hadoop Summit in Silicon Valley today, Yahoo announced the availability of the Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop, a source-only version of Apache Hadoop that Yahoo uses within its own search engine.

That’s more good news for Cloudera, a Burlingame, Calif-based startup that builds commercial services around Hadoop. We reported last week that the company’s distribution has been gaining a lot of traction lately and received $6 million in Series B funding.

Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera chief scientist, and Raj Patel, Yahoo vice president of networks, systems and storage engineering, will be at GigaOM’s upcoming Structure 09 conference.

  1. [...] — could be in trouble, as could Apache’s MapReduce-inspired Hadoop project. Hadoop is a critical piece of Yahoo’s web infrastructure, is the basis of Cloudera’s business model, and is the foundation of products like Amazon’s [...]

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