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Hadoop Needs To Be A Business, Not Just A Platform
Financial goop on Cloudera and HortonWorks merging:

> The deal for the merger of the two companies is surprisingly simple. Shareholders in Hortonworks will get 1.305 shares in Cloudera and Cloudera will be the remaining company in fact, if not necessarily in name. This means that Cloudera shareholders will own 60 percent of the combined company and Hortonworks shareholders will own the remaining 40 percent. The combined companies had a fully diluted equity value of $5.2 billion before the merger was announced. At the time the deal was announced, the combined firms had more than $500 million in cash, no debt, and 2,500 customers who largely do not overlap. There are more than 120 customers who spend $1 million a year and another 800 customers who spend more than $100,000 a year for subscriptions and such.
m&a  hortonworks  bigdata  financials  cloudera  hadoop 
october 2018 by cote
Funny name, serious security: Cloudera buys encryption vendor Gazzang
The 451 analysis of Cloudera’s acquisition of Gazzang is up, which I co-authored. Here’s the summary: As more Hadoop projects are moving from proof of concepts into production, companies are looking to better secure the data in those ‘big data’ projects. Cloudera hopes to grease the wheels by acquiring Austin, Texas-based Gazzang, a security vendor that specializes in encryption and key management for databases and big-data workloads. The target’s technology will be folded into Cloudera’s Navigator product, and its Austin office will become the Cloudera Center for Security Excellence, further building out the company’s security capabilities. Cloudera certainly has the means to make acquisitions: the company recently raised a mega-round of $900m, $530m of which went to Cloudera (with $370m going to existing investors), bringing its total funding to $670m. It’ll be fun to have an Austin Cloudera office, and, you know, its nice to get a local sandwich shop reference into a title.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451  451Reports  Cloudera  M&A  Gazzang  security  link  tumblr:link 
june 2014 by cote
Cloudera Raises $900 Million, Declares War On Legacy Data Center Vendors – ReadWrite
Mike Olson of Cloudera on the Intel relationship: It genuinely is true that the important story here is the commercial relationship we’ve crafted with Intel. We go to market together, and that’s fantastic for us both—we reach many more customers directly and through our partners. We build better software that takes advantage of Intel silicon innovations, and get it into the open source sooner. Our customers get the best product earlier and get more value from their data. And then Matt Asay to drive the point home: By claiming $740 million of Intel’s money, Cloudera now has its attention in a big way. The cash is nice, but it’s the relationship that matters. The official Cloudera press release on the $900m round puts Intel’s stake at 18%. Also, Matt Aslett over at 451 has an analysis on who Cloudera might acquire with that pile of cash: While we expect Cloudera’s M&A strategy to be driven by products that complement Cloudera Manager, we also see opportunities for the company to purchase vendors and technologies that complement the core Hadoop distribution. At this level, we are not talking so much about Cloudera wanting to ‘own’ Hadoop-related projects in the traditional sense, but to boost its own talent in key areas as well as bring its resources to bear to accelerate adoption.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Cloudera  funding  numbers  Hadoop  Intel  link  tumblr:link 
march 2014 by cote
Does Open Source's Rise Spell The End Of Traditional Software Vendors? – ReadWrite
I noticed this aside in a Matt Asay piece, on open source: In the Hadoop market, Cloudera uses this so-called “Open Core” model, while Hortonworks does not. While it remains to be seen who will win the long run, in the short term Cloudera leads the market and will reportedly have over $100 million in sales in 2013. Derrick Harris said the same back in Nov of 2012. It’s be great if it’s true, or in the ball-park.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  revenue  cloudera  hadoop  startupa  rumors  numbers  link  tumblr:link 
october 2013 by cote
'Grid computing Red Hat' lands elephant on VMware cloud
"Cloudera has already tweaked its distro for use on Amazon's on-demand infrastructure service, the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and now the company has cooked up management scripts for deploying a Hadoop cluster on vCloud, the infrastructure cloud setup that VMWare announced in September."
cloudera  VMworld  bigdata  hadoop  vSphere  redmonkclients 
august 2009 by cote

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