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“Hadoop is going to find potential markets in any industry where there are large data sets that need complex analysis,” Mike Olson, chief executive officer and one of the four co-founders of Cloudera, the startup that’s commercializing the open-source software framework Hadoop, told me earlier today. […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

[qi:gigaom_icon_cloud-computing] Earlier today, I stopped by at the Social Graph Symposium at Sun Microsystems’ Menlo Park campus. The event, which attracted some of the most well-known experts on social networks and social graphs, was organized to look at the various challenges and opportunities being presented by […] Read more »

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Last week, I admitted that I am an information junkie, and I wanted to follow up this week with a few tips for feeding your information habit by mining Twitter for information. Twitter tools are popping up like weeds lately, so rather than try to be […] Read more »

[qi:100] For the longest time, I have had an unshaken belief in the Internet’s core truth: It is a vast repository of data that can be tapped to build interesting, and perhaps exciting, experiences. In other words, it is not just the data, but what you […] Read more »

Gear6 today released Web Cache in an effort to commercialize the Internet’s predominant (de facto, for Linux) distributed caching protocol, memcached. Every Top 20 web site not owned by Microsoft uses memcached (Facebook has almost 1,000 servers dedicated to its memcached tier) and 50-60 percent of […] Read more »

Database virtualization proprietor Xeround said yesterday that it received a Billing & OSS World 2009 Excellence Award for “Best Operational Support System” based on its deployment at T-Mobile. Both companies have been mum on the details of the deployment (trust me, I asked), but given Xeround’s […] Read more »

Command of the issues, cool confidence and disarming smile aside, Barack Obama might just owe his campaign’s success to his team’s ability to harness the technology at their fingertips. Social networking, broadband and data management all played huge roles in making the Obama campaign the most […] Read more »

We are in the midst of a data mining renaissance. Traditionally, data warehousing implementations were large, complex and expensive, meaning only the top-ranking companies could afford them. Teradata pioneered the initial market for corporate data warehousing solutions and still maintains a segment lead, something HP’s CEO […] Read more »

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You know the saying, “If you build it, they will come”? Well that certainly holds true for GPS functionality and mobile phones. Nearly 48 percent of the mobile app developers surveyed by Boston-based Skyhook Wireless said that location is what “sets their app apart, or is […] Read more »

Hadoop, Cassandra, HBase, Hypertable, Open Neptune… these are some open source projects that are being pursued by web technologists in order to deal with explosion of digital data in a post-terabyte world. The traditional way to deal with unstructured data isn’t working. What we need is a structured means of finding, accessing, and retrieving files and objects. Read more »

Cloudera, a Burlingame, Calif-based company offering services around the open source software framework Hadoop, has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Accel Partners. It has also attracted funding from seasoned infrastructure executive and Web veterans such as Caterina Fake (co-founder, Flickr), Dr. Qi […] Read more »

Today IBM  announced that six universities are using its cloud computing expertise to set up and manage clouds located in Qatar, Africa and in Japan. It is using Hadoop for allocating resources in the cloud — something it first began doing in 2007 when it teamed […] Read more »

AMD isn’t going after the mobile Internet device market that Intel and other chip vendors are eying. AMD’s senior VP and chief marketing officer, Nigel Dessau, told eWeek, “What we are saying is that we are a smaller company and we have to focus on what […] Read more »

The National Association of Venture Capitals released a demographic study today that was pretty anticlimactic. They discovered that venture capitalists in charge of investing money were white (88 percent) and male (86 percent.) But the trade organization was encouraged by the fact that 81 percent of […] Read more »

Last week, OStatic noted the rumor, first reported by VentureBeat, that Microsoft intended to buy Silicon Valley semantic search engine Powerset for $100 million. Lo and behold, Microsoft and Powerset are confirming today that an acquisition agreement has been signed. The terms of the deal have […] Read more »

Parascale, a Cupertino, Calif-based start-up that has developed a storage file system for a cloud of computers announced that it had attracted $11.37 million in Series A funding from Charles River Ventures and Menlo Ventures. The company recently changed its chief executive and brought in Sajai […] Read more »

We are only ten days away from Structure’08, our web infrastructure conference. As part of our preparation for this event, our team of reporters & bloggers is finding new & interesting open source projects that are tackling various aspects of Cloud Computing, a concept popularized by […] Read more »

Eucalyptus, an open-source infrastructure for cloud computing on clusters that duplicates the functionality of Amazon’s EC2, directly using the Amazon command-line tools, was released today. For the full story, and a way to download Eucalyptus, head over to OStatic . Read more »

As part of our renewed focus on technologies that matter, we are launching a series of events called GigaOM PM, occasional meetups at which we will gather to discuss topical and important technology breakthroughs. I will host these gatherings, and we will keep them small and […] Read more »

Editor’s Note: our readers are familiar now with contributor Ben Yoskovitz’s work. (His company, Standout Jobs was just named one of Canada’s hottest startups. Congratulations, Ben!) This week, on his Instigator Blog, Ben offers a great treatise on how founders can leverage data collecting to make […] Read more »

While working a full time job, I have devoted my nights and weekends to developing a community-powered marketplace, which I feel will be incredibly successful. I have bounced the idea off many people, and they seem to be excited about the site and the movement it […] Read more »

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