Cloudera closes $5M to deliver data mining software

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Cloudera, the Burlingame, Calif.-based distributor of open-source data processing engine Hadoop, brought in $5 million in first-round funding led by Accel Partners. Founded just last year by executives and data managers at Facebook, Google, Oracle and Yahoo, the company works to adapt the Hadoop system to gather and organize massive sets of data for use by companies of all different sizes.

In the past, Cloudera has taken funds from individual investors including Palm senior vice president Mike Abbott, Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, former VMWare chief executive Diane Greene, former MySQL chief executive Marten Mickos, VMware founder Mendel Rosenblum, LinkedIn president Jeff Winer and Facebook chief financial officer Gideon Yu.

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