Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Cloudera CEO declares victory over big data competition | Gigaom

A Hadoop/enterprise data hub competitive snapshot

"Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly doesn’t often mince words when it comes to describing to his competition in the Hadoop space, or Cloudera’s position among those other companies. In October 2013, Reilly told me he didn’t consider Hortonworks or MapR to be Cloudera’s real competition, but rather larger data-management companies such as IBM and EMC-VMware spinoff Pivotal. And now, Reilly says, “We declare victory over at least one of our competitors.”

He was referring to Pivotal, and the Open Data Platform, or ODP, alliance it helped launched a couple weeks ago along with Hortonworks, IBM, Teradata and several other big data vendors. In an interview last week, Reilly called that alliance “a ruse and, frankly, a graceful exit for Pivotal,” which laid off a number of employees working on its Hadoop distribution and is now outsourcing most of its core Hadoop development and support to Hortonworks."
Cloudera CEO declares victory over big data competition | Gigaom
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