Infochimps Ties Into VMware Hadoop Effort

Austin-based Infochimps said today that its Ironfan tool, an open source project developed by the firm, is part of an effort by virtualization firm VMware to enable big data applications running on the Hadoop cluster software to run on virtual and cloud-based IT environments. Infochimps said its tool--which is the basis for its platform--makes it easier for people to provision and configure "big data" infrastructure.