Hadoop's mission...

… is solving the problem of

the blind men and an elephant

The story of the blind men and an elephant originated in the Indian subcontinent from where it has widely diffused. It is a story of a group of blind men (or men in the dark) who touch an elephant to learn what it is like. Each one feels a different part, but only one part, such as the side or the tusk. They then compare notes and learn that they are in complete disagreement.


Denny Schlesinger


is solving the problem of

Hadoop is the name of the toy elephant “Doug Cutting,” who pioneered Hadoop @ yahoo.

Interesting! Funny how they match, the source of the name and the description of the problem to address.

Denny Schlesinger