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Intel Invests In Cloudera, But What Changes?
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jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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3/31/2014 | 6:45:57 PM
Re: If Hadoop gets any more validations....
Charlie, you make good points. Unless Intel manages to keep secret what makes their / the new Cloudera Hadoop implementation run faster/better/tastier than the others, then there will be wide adoption of those techniques soon enough.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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3/28/2014 | 8:47:01 PM
If Hadoop gets any more validations....
If Hadoop gets any more pats on the back (validations), it'll fall over. Of course this is Intel's validation of Hadoop but Hadoop doesn't need it. It's also unmistakeably a pat on the back for the company that Mike Olsen of Sleepy Cat fame has built. Intel in effect has selected a leading Hadoop implementer to show off how well it can run on Intel chips. Both Intel and AMD made sure VMware knew how to exploit their virtualization hooks, and that information became generally available to the industry. This will too, It's just rewarding to be the annointed one commissioned to do the showing off.
clarkepatterson
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clarkepatterson,
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3/28/2014 | 7:08:27 PM
Re: Intel Invests in Cloudera, But What Changes?
Vendors aside (I work for Cloudera), this is a huge validation for Hadoop.  It's sad that the only thing you took away from the news yesterday was an opportunity to try spur a pointless debate about who contributes/commits more lines of code.  At least Jack Norris gets it.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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3/28/2014 | 4:05:40 PM
No shortage of money for Hadoop software providers
The other big venture capital infusion this week was the $100 million Hortonworks raised from VCs. Last year Pivotal raised $105 million from GE. Like I wrote last week, it's not a question of if, but when these will see a return. As Shaun Connolly of Hortonworks put it, data is driving the need for new platforms. It's not anything the vendors themselves are doing.


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