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Main Hadoop Developers – Hortonworks and Cloudera – Under One Roof
Hadoop is listed as an open-source Apache project, however, the main commercial distribution packages were coming from Hortonworks and Cloudera. It happened so that most of Hadoop original developers went to Hortonworks, while one of the main co-creators – Doug Cutting – joined Cloudera.
For almost eight years the two companies rivaled with each other for a reason that does not seem to be a valid cause for a rivalry:
- Hortonworks was trying to prove that the purity of the open-source idea is of utmost importance and all development efforts should focus on code improvement to increase processing speed, scalability, efficiency, etc. (from a meeting with co-founder Alan Gates in 2014).
- Cloudera focused on packaging Hadoop into an “enterprise wrapper” with features that facilitate adoption of any software – administrative controls, metadata manager, data catalog, etc.
Now, the two teams are one company.
This merger had been long overdue. A viable software platform has to evolve along both its performance metrics and its usability index. Hadoop users will definitely benefit from the merger as the product should be improving faster without any waste of resources on rivalry. It could be just a little too late – too many Hadoop competitors have sprung onto the market, but there’s still hope as the market for big data software is still growing fast.
Tableau and AWS Expand Strategic Relationship to Bring Analytics in the Cloud Closer to Their Customers
Leading analytics player Tableau recently announced its new initiative – Modern Cloud Analytics (MCA) – which sees it partnering with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) to make cloud-based analytics more achievable for their customers.
Cambridge Semantics enhanced its Anzo platform to enable data management and analytics over both structured and unstructured data, the firm announced in an August 22 press release.
Several discussion threads on LinkedIn and other social media have been dedicated to the status of Apache Hadoop and the merged Cloudera/Hortonworks. Many predict their demise is not far off. How substantiated are those predictions?
Snowflake has announced a new data exchange allowing businesses to generate new revenue.