Today, EMC Isilon announced our introduction of HDFS support. Chuck’s blog post does a good job of explaining why our HDFS implementation is a leg up on everything else out there (in short: no single point of failure). This is so much hotness that at the internal EMC 2011 year-end-review meeting, the CEO had one slide dedicated to this. It was one of, at most, 3 slides mentioning specific products.
This is the project I helped with at the end of last year, both from a performance and a functional perspective (and the one I got such great affirmation on).
Announcements like this are another reason why I love working at Isilon. No one ever got excited when a new version of ITIM was released.