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The Open Source Cloud is Ready for Hadoop, Projects Say

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http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Two major trends in enterprise computing this year show increasing overlap: big data processing and open source cloud adoption.  To Hortonworks, the software company behind open source Apache Hadoop, the connection makes sense. Enterprise customers want the ability to spin up a cluster on demand and quickly process massive amounts of data, said Jim Walker, director of product marketing at Hortonworks, in an interview at OSCON in July. The cloud provides this kind of access by its ability to scale and handle computing tasks elastically. The open source cloud offers the additional benefit of lo (General)