back to article Rob 'Flipper' Bearden plans to FLOAT his Hadoop heffalump

To some, Rob Bearden is a hero. In just a few years, the venture capitalist flipped two open-source startups, turning diamonds in the rough into gems in the corporate M&A crown. In 2006, he sold app server disrupter JBoss to Red Hat within a few years of joining for an estimated $350m, and just a year after joining …


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"IBM’s software supremo, senior vice president Steve Mills, said: “Hadoop is there for the taking.”"

Funny, but while it may be true. Its alluded IBM for the past several years. Not to mention that they are still fighting for traction...

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