Data Collective adds Todd Papaioannou as EIR

Todd Papaioannou is joining big data-focused venture capital firm Data Collective as a entrepreneur in residence. Papaioannou was most recently co-founder and CEO of Continuuity, and as has held executives roles at companies including Yahoo and Teradata.

Top techies tout their top tech tools for webscale computing

Developers love the latest and greatest tooling. Whether it’s Sawzall, a Google language that bridges declarative and procedural worlds. Or Kafka, a real-time framework for managing data streams. Here are four or five tools that deserve a look.

Hadoop: “It’s damn hard to use”

Former Yahoo Chief Cloud Architect Todd Papaioannou said his difficulties building a consistent, stable Hadoop platform at Yahoo directly led him to found his startup Continuuity.

5 low-profile startups that could change the face of big data

The great thing about big data is that there’s still plenty of room for new blood, especially for companies that want to leave infrastructure in the rearview mirror. At this point, the data-infrastructure space, including Hadoop, is well-funded and nearly saturated, but it also needs help.

Doing Big Data with Hadoop Is Like Making a Sandwich

During an afternoon panel entitled “The Many Faces of MapReduce — Hadoop and Beyond,” moderator Gary Orenstein compared the two primary Hadoop components — MapReduce and the Hadoop Distributed File System — to the meat and bread of a sandwich.