Cloudera and Hortonworks Merge

This is exciting stuff, so let’s jump right in. First on the financials, which are sure to dominate the headlines. It’s a stock merger with Cloudera stockholders getting 60% stake in the new entity and Hortonworks stockholders obviously getting the other 40%. The combined organization is initially being valued at $5.2 billion, with Hortonworks having found positive cash flow by offering robust support services across the data...

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Hortonworks and the Age of Data

Evolution and growth are common in organizations of every sort but especially those in the IT industry. That’s partly due to the nature of technology itself, which tends to get cheaper and easier to produce over time, but competitive issues also come into play. Once a company can make a living, it attracts others who want a piece of that same pie. The process is often like dealing with ants at a picnic, though at other times it’s more...

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EMC Dips Deeper Into The Shallow End of The Data Lake
Mar23

EMC Dips Deeper Into The Shallow End of The Data Lake

Barely a month after making its first big splash in the Data Lake, EMC is back at it with an all-in-one Big Data analytics solution — hardware, software and services – with availability and pricing to be determined later. The Federation Business Data Lake packages storage and Big Data analytics technologies from EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal, and VMware, together with services, to accelerate and automate deployment of...

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HP Invests in Hortonworks to Jumpstart its Transformation

The news is that HP is investing $50 million in Hortonworks for about a 5% ownership stake in the company (Hortonworks’ Series D valuation is estimated at $1.1 billion) and a seat on Hortonworks’ board. HP will resell the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and provide Tier 1 support to customers. The two companies will also work together to certify the HP Vertica analytic database on YARN. For Hortonworks, the investment and partnership...

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Pivotal and Hortonworks to Extend Apache Ambari

Pivotal and Hortonworks announced that they will collaborate on the Apache Ambari project to help strengthen Hadoop as an enterprise offering and to further advance the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. For its part, Pivotal said it would expand its open source investment by dedicating company engineers to contribute installation, configuration and management capabilities to Apache Ambari. It will collaborate closely with Hortonworks, ASF, and...

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