When there are big data jobs to be done, chances are a version of the open source data analysis platform Hadoop is involved. MapR is the latest company to try to make a profit helping other companies get the most out of it.
Name a Web company of any size doing anything reasonably complex with data, and chances are it’s using the open source software Hadoop. Cloudera, a start-up that aims to build a business around helping companies that run Hadoop, has some new stuff today.
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