Author Archives: Mike Olson

Mike Olson

About Mike Olson

Mike is the Chief Strategy Officer at Cloudera. He co-founded the company in 2008 with Amr Awadallah, Jeff Hammerbacher and Christophe Bisciglia.

MapReduce and Spark

Categories: General Product

About a week ago, I posted an article on Cloudera’s strategy on SQL in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. In the article, I argued that a special-purpose distributed query processing engine will perform better than one that translates work into a general-purpose MapReduce framework, even if MapReduce is improved to trim latency and improve throughput. Notwithstanding…

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Welcome, Tom!

Categories: Corporate

We announced a leadership change at Cloudera today. Tom Reilly, formerly CEO at Arcsight, is joining us in my old role – CEO – and I am assuming two new posts: Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. When we started the company five years ago, almost no one had heard of…

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