The new Cloudera-Hortonworks Hadoop: 100 percent open source, 50 percent boring

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Hadoop is the operating system for big data in the enterprise. So when Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading Hadoop distributions and vendors, merged, that was big news in and by itself. Last week’s DataWorks Summit Europe was the first big public event for the new Cloudera after the merger, and it sure was not short of interesting news, both on the technology and the business front.

First off, in case you’re wondering, it’s all Cloudera from now on. That’s the name the new company will go by, and there’s a new-ish logo and branding to go with this too. DataWorks historically was a Hortonworks event, and a few people noted they will miss those Hadoop elephants.

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