Saw this via a tweet by GigaOm.
Cloudera has acquired Datapad.
GigaOm article about it:
Cloudera bought DataPad because data scientists need tooling, too
Summary of the GigaOm article about the acquisition:
[ Cloudera has acquired a data-visualization startup called DataPad, the founding team of which specializes in data analysis using the Python programming language . As Hadoop competition heats up, Cloudera might be ramping up its Python tooling in order to attract more data scientists and developers. ]
 The founders of DataPad (Wes McKinney and Chang She) are also the creators of the pandas Python library for data analysis.
Here are a few other interesting links related to Cloudera buying Datapad:
A New Python Client for Impala
I had blogged earlier about Cloudera's Impala engine that allows SQL querying of Hadoop data:
Cloudera's Impala engine - SQL querying of Hadoop data
SQL coming to Hadoop
Cloudera: Impala’s it for interactive SQL on Hadoop; everything else will move to Spark
Apache Spark - "Lightning-fast cluster computing"
Apache Spark page on Wikipedia
WIRED magazine article about Apache Spark:
Open Source Superstar Rewrites Future of Big Data
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