Congratulations to the Apache Hadoop Project for winning the top prize at the 2011 MediaGuardian Innovation Awards in London!

Beating out nominess such as the iPad and WikiLeaks, judges of the fourth annual Media Guardian Innovation Awards (Megas) considered Apache Hadoop a "Swiss Army knife of the 21st Century" and a greater catalyst for innovation by "having the potential to completely change the face of media innovations across the globe."

ASF Chairman and original Hadoop creator Doug Cutting said, "it's great to see the continued recogntition for the technology and I am happy to accept the MediaGuardian Innovator of the Year award on behalf of this flourishing Apache community."

Kudos to all involved with the Apache Hadoop Project!

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