Splunk is switching CTOs, as co-founder Erik Swan is stepping down to be replaced by former Yahoo exec and Continuuity co-founder Todd Papaioannou.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), which has received negative attention for a string of executive departures, is calling attention to several high-profile…