Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Apache Hadoop takes top prize at Media Guardian Innovation Awards

The Apache Hadoop open source software project won the top prize at Thursday night's 2011 MediaGuardian Innovation Awards, the Megas.

Described by the judging panel as a "Swiss army knife of the 21st century", Apache Hadoop picked up the innovator of the year award for having the potential to change the face of media innovations.

The judges felt the project had the potential as a greater catalyst for innovation than other nominees including WikiLeaks and the iPad.

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