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Hibari

Hibari

Hibari (Japanese for “cloud bird”) is a big data store originally created by Cloudian, Inc. for its internal email and mobile needs, and later released to the public as an open source store capable of handling petabytes of data at a time.

Background
Founders: Michael Tso and Hiroshi Ohta (Cloudian founders)
CEO: Michael Tso (Cloudian)
Timeline:
2001: Gemini Mobile Technologies founded as a mobile Internet software company, later moving on to messaging and mail
2005: Hibari prototype created internally at Gemini Mobile Technologies
2010: Hibari released publicly as open source big data store
2011: Gemini Mobile Technologies becomes Cloudian, Inc.

Cloudian, Inc. has offices in Foster City, California, USA; Tokyo, Japan; and Beijing, China.