Apache Hadoop turns 10

Apache Hadoop turns 10

Apache Hadoop turns 10

Via CIO by Thor Olavsrud

On the 10-year-anniversary of the birth of the Apache Hadoop project, co-creator Doug Cutting reflects on Hadoop’s beginnings and where its future.

Happy birthday Apache Hadoop!

Ten years ago, on Jan. 28, 2006, Doug Cutting and Mike Cafarella split the distributed file system and MapReduce facility from their open source Web crawler project (Apache Nutch) and spun it off as a subproject called Hadoop. The subproject was named after Cutting’s son’s stuffed elephant toy.

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