IBM Creating its own Hadoop Distro
IBM's Director of Product Strategy for Database Software Bernie Spang told The Register that IBM is looking at Hadoop to help them build a "big data" crunching product.
Hadoop is a collection of subprojects, one in particular is MapReduce. MapReduce is a software framework for distributed processing of large data sets on compute clusters.
The Register's Timothy Prickett Morgan reported, "Spang called BigInsights an enterprise-ready version of the Apache Hadoop code that IBM will package up and install for customers who want to build their own Hadoop grids."