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Cloudera Rebounds in Q2, Beats Expectations

After a tough first quarter that led to the ouster of its CEO, Cloudera delivered better financial results in the second quarter, according to figures released this week. While the company is still running at a loss and Read more…

Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less e Read more…

What HPE Sees in MapR Technologies

Hewlett Packard Enterprises surprised the computing world this morning with the announcement that it has acquired the struggling data platform company MapR Technologies. In an interview with Datanami, Patrick Osborne, HP Read more…

Hitting the Reset Button on Hadoop

Hadoop has seen better days. The recent struggles of Cloudera and MapR – the two remaining independent distributors of Hadoop software -- are proof of that. After years of failing to meet expectations, some customers a Read more…

MapR Says It’s Close to Deal to Sell Company

MapR, which recently warned that it may have to lay off more than 120 people after funding fell through following an unexpectedly poor first quarter, has signed a letter of intent to sell the company. The potential inqui Read more…

Cloudera CEO Reilly to Retire After Poor 1Q Results

Following the disclosure of poor financial results, Cloudera yesterday announced that CEO Tom Reilly is leaving the company to retire effective July 31 and will be replaced by chairman Martin Cole, on an interim basis. C Read more…

After Funding Falls Through, MapR Seeks a Buyer to Avoid Shut Down

MapR Technologies, once one of the major distributors of Hadoop software, failed to secure additional outside funding after an extremely poor first quarter and now must take quick action – including possibly selling th Read more…

AI Hype Rockets, Hadoop Twins, and Other Learnings from Strata

Strange similarities have been discovered to exist between Cloudera and Hortonworks now that the two former Hadoop rivals have merged into a single company. In fact, the resemblances are so great that they appear to be l Read more…

Cloudera Unveils CDP, Talks Up ‘Enterprise Data Cloud’

Cloudera today shed more light on its strategy to develop a unified flagship offering called Cloudera Data Platform, which is core to its emerging "enterprise data cloud" strategy. It also announced plans to maintain exi Read more…

Merger with Hortonworks Complete, Cloudera Looks to Future

Cloudera and Hortonworks completed their merger today, becoming the preeminent software supplier in the Hadoop ecosystem and possibly the second largest open source software vendor. Flush with half a billion dollars in c Read more…

This Just In

Industry Experts Write New Book on Big Data Solutions

Mar 19, 2014 |Pragmatic Works, a Microsoft Gold Certified and National Systems Integrator Partner, joined with industry experts from Microsoft and Hortonworks to write Microsoft Big Data Solutions, a complete guide on Microsoft’s Big Data Platform including Windows Azure, HDInsight and Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows. Read more…

TIBCO Expands Connectivity to Key Big Data Sources

Mar 11, 2014 |TIBCO Software Inc. today announced TIBCO Spotfire customers now have direct connectivity to popular Big Data repositories from Cloudera, Hortonworks, and Pivotal. Read more…

Maxonic Joins Hortonworks Systems Integrator Partner Program

Feb 27, 2014 |Maxonic, a premium big data professional services provider, today announced it has joined the Hortonworks Systems Integrator Partner Program and will be developing big data solutions powered by Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Hortonworks is the leading contributor to and provider of Apache Hadoop, and HDP is the industry’s only 100-percent open source Hadoop distribution, explicitly architected, built, and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Read more…

Forrester Research Names Hortonworks Leader in Big Data Hadoop Solutions

Feb 27, 2014 |Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, today announced that Forrester Research Inc. found the company among the leaders in the February 2014 report, "The Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014." As reported by Forrester, "Hortonworks loves and lives open source innovation. Hortonworks' strategy is to drive all innovation through the open source community and create an ecosystem of partners that accelerate Hadoop adoption among enterprises." Hortonworks was cited for starting new projects, such as Ambari, and committing its resources to get these projects off the ground. It was also noted for landing key strategic partnerships with companies such as Teradata, Microsoft and SAP, among others. Read more…

Hortonworks and Red Hat Expand Relationship

Feb 10, 2014 |Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache Hadoop, and Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced today they have expanded their relationship through the formation of a strategic alliance encompassing the integration of product lines, joint go-to-market initiatives and collaborative customer support. The companies also announced the availability of the beta program for the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) plug-in for Red Hat Storage. Read more…

Splice Machine Joins Hortonworks Technology Partner Program

Feb 3, 2014 |Splice Machine, provider of the only real-time transactional SQL-on-Hadoop database designed for Big Data applications, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program. The partnership enables companies to use Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Splice Machine to build their real-time SQL-on-Hadoop applications. Read more…

Syncsort Extends Partnership with Hortonworks

Jan 27, 2014 |Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data integration solutions, today announced that its high-performance Apache Hadoop-based product line, DMX-h ETL Edition, is now certified on Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 (HDP 2.0) with YARN. This integration provides a powerful combination that helps enterprises reduce costs and better leverage information across the enterprise. Read more…

EOIR Becomes Hortonworks Systems Integration Partner

Jan 23, 2014 |EOIR Technologies, Inc., a portfolio company of The White Oak Group, announced today that it has become a Hortonworks systems integration partner. Hortonworks is the only 100-percent open source software provider to develop, distribute, and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built, and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Read more…

WANdisco Unveils Non-Stop Hadoop for Hortonworks 1.5

Nov 12, 2013 |At Strata London, WANdisco, a leading provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, announced Non-Stop Hadoop for Hortonworks version 1.5. The new release includes significant performance and administration enhancements for large multi-data center Hadoop deployments. Read more…

Hortonworks Data Platform Available Through HP

Oct 29, 2013 |Hortonworks today announced that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), the industry’s only 100-percent open source data platform, is now available for resell through HP. Read more…
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