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Hadoop Start-up Cloudera Raises $6m

B round led by Greylock with Accel Partners, an existing backer, kicking in

Cloudera, the eight-month-old commercial Hadoop start-up that raised a $5 million first round last year, has gotten a $6 million B round it says it doesn't need, led by Greylock with Accel Partners, an existing backer, kicking in. Greylock gets a board seat.

To review: Hadoop is the Java-based open source implementation of MapReduce, the Google widgetry that analyzes Goliath-sized data sets. Cloudera helps the enterprise install, configure and run the stuff.

Its glittery angel investors include former VMware CEO Diane Greene, former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, former Facebook CFO Gideon Yu and LinkedIn president Jeff Weiner.

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