Doug Cutting expressing his suprise with Hadoop’s growth in an interview with Audrey Watters over O’Reillly Radar:
Yes. I didn’t expect Hadoop to become such a central component of data processing. I recognized that Google’s techniques would be useful to other search engines and that open source was the best way to spread these techniques. But I did not realize how many other folks had big data problems nor how many of these Hadoop applied to.
Hadoop is not Doug Cutting’s first widely successful open source project, so I’m tempted to think this is just pure modesty.
Original title and link: Doug Cutting About Hadoop’s Adoption ( ©myNoSQL)