**This post originally appeared on Stefan’s CEO blog**
I love the yellow elephant logo for Hadoop, and I know the rest of the Hadoop community loves it too. But I’m not sure the community realizes the amount of danger real elephants are in. One expert has predicted that elephants will be extinct in just 12 years, by 2025. That’s why this month we are asking the Hadoop and Big Data community, which is worth a projected $24 Billion (if not more), to stand up and save the real elephants. We’ve launched a brand new Charity Edition of our product that costs just $49, and 100% of proceeds from its sales will go to ProWildlife to benefit elephants orphaned by the illegal ivory trade.
If you can’t buy the Charity Edition, you can still help. Please spread the word to your various live and social networks, to help us meet our goal of $10,000.
Thanks for standing up to help save the elephants. I believe we’re the right community to help make a difference.