Cloudera is a cloud computing company founded by UW CSE alumnus Christophe Bisciglia, who while working at Google created UW’s highly-regarded cloud computing course, the first in the nation. On-leave UW CSE graduate student Aaron Kimball was the company’s first employee, and UW CSE professor Ed Lazowska serves on the company’s technical advisory board.
A post on the New York Times Bits blog on Monday covers Doug Cutting’s departure from Yahoo to join Cloudera. Cutting created Hadoop, an open-source software framework used to manipulate large volumes of data. (Cutting’s collaborator during the early stages of Hadoop, and on a predecessor system, was Mike Cafarella. Mike – a consultant to Cloudera – just completed his Ph.D. at UW CSE and is joining the EECS faculty at the University of Michigan. Mike is mentioned in the New York Times blog post.)
Read the full post here.