Doug Cutting

Doug Cutting by Peter Adams.

Doug Cutting, San Francisco, California, 2017.

Doug Cutting is a software programmer and creator of multiple open source projects including the Lucene search indexer, the Nutch web crawler, and the Hadoop data processing framework. In recent years, Hadoop has gained immense popularity due to its ability to store and process the vast amounts of “big data” generated by large scale websites, services, and Internet connected devices.