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Kobalt, Apple and smartwatches, Hadoop, customer support, and social work and AI

Kobalt, Apple and smartwatches, Hadoop, customer support, and social work and AI The Kobalt EC-1: How a Swedish saxophonist built Kobalt, the world’s next music unicorn My favorite pieces we host on Extra Crunch are our EC-1 series of in-depth profiles and analyses of high-flying, fascinating startups. We launched Extra Crunch with […]

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With MapR fire sale, Hadoop’s promise has fallen on hard times

With MapR fire sale, Hadoop’s promise has fallen on hard times If you go back about a decade, Hadoop was hot and getting hotter. It was a platform for processing big data, just as big data was emerging from the domain of a few web-scale companies to one where every company was […]

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How open source software took over the world

How open source software took over the world Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was […]

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Cloudera and Hortonworks finalize their merger

Cloudera and Hortonworks finalize their merger Cloudera and Hortonworks, two of the biggest players in the Hadoop big data space, today announced that they have finalized their all-stock merger. The new company will use the Cloudera brand and will continue to trade under the CLDR symbol on the New York Stock Exchange. […]

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Cloudera and Hortonworks announce $5.2 billion merger

Cloudera and Hortonworks announce .2 billion merger Over the years, Hadoop, the once high-flying open-source platform, gave rise to many companies and an ecosystem of vendors emerged. It was long believed that some major companies would emerge from the pack, and, sure enough, Hortonworks went public in 2014. Cloudera followed three years […]

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