Designed for cloud computing, the Hadoop data management system handles petabytes of data at a time, pairing Google's MapReduce with a distributed file management system for use on large clusters.
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About 300 developers from around Silicon Valley gathered at Yahoo! in May for the monthly Hadoop User Group meeting in Sunnyvale, Calif. A few winners were selected to receive free tickets to the upcoming Hadoop Summit 2010 in Santa Clara.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.