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Hadoop Community, Let’s Save The Elephants

By on November 1, 2013

**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.


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Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf

Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun out Hadoop, which 10 years later, is considered a 20 billion dollar business. Open source technologies designed and coded by Stefan can be found running in all 20 of the Fortune 20 companies in the world, and innovative open source technologies like Kafka, Storm, Katta and Spark, all rely on technology Stefan designed more than a half decade ago. In 2003, Groschupf was named one of the most innovative Germans under 30 by Stern Magazine. In 2013, Fast Company named Datameer, one of the most innovative companies in the world. Stefan is currently CEO and Chairman of Datameer, the company he co-founded in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, EMI Music, Hoffmann La Roche, AT&T, the European Union, and others. After two years in the market, Datameer was commercially deployed in more than 30 percent of the Fortune 20. Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and is advising a set of startups on product, scale and operations. If not working, Stefan is backpacking, sea kayaking, kite boarding or mountain biking. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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