There are two reasons why there's no talk of IPO...
1) Intel owns a large chunk providing a huge cash infusion a couple of years back.
2) Take a look at Hortonworks. Enough said there.
There's more, but I'm limited on what I can say.
Cloudera is adding a data science workbench to its enterprise product, based on the offerings of acquired startup Sense.io, which the company bought last year. The product addition comes as the Palo Alto-based company reportedly prepares for a $4.1bn initial public offering later this year, though official channels are keeping …
How many of the founders do you know?
How many of the founders would admit to knowing you?
If you do an IPO, your books are now open because you're a public company. That didn't work out so well for Hortonworks. Everyone can see the burn rate.
There's more too. Like the fact that Cloudera needs to build up their portfolio of proprietary products, even if they are open sourced under an Apache License.
If I had to bet, MapR is closer to an IPO than Cloudera.
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