Cloudera CEO Mike Olson is now chief strategy officer and chairman of the board, while former Arcsight CEO Tom Reilly will take over the Hadoop pioneer’s leadership role.
Hadoop is a great platform for storing and processing data, but it needs applications to make it truly valuable. At Structure:Data, Cloudera CEO Mike Olson discussed the dearth of pro analytics apps using Hadoop, and invited the startups building them to come to him for money.
There are a few widespread misconceptions about Cloudera, the promising, well-funded Burlingame, Calif.-based startup that offers services, training and support for the open-source software framework Hadoop. At least that’s what I found out during a talk earlier today with the company’s CEO, Mike Olson.