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Doug Cutting: Hadoop dodged a Microsoft-Oracle stomping

Software, Web

Open source, it’s said, is an inevitable force and closed-sourcers who resist will fail. If that’s true, why did the founder of the world’s default big-data processing framework – Doug Cutting, creator of the Google MapReduce-inspired Hadoop used by Amazon.com, Facebook and Yahoo! – have so much to fear from Oracle and Microsoft before they officially supported Hadoop? Find out in my Cutting interview here.

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