back to article Clouds gather as Cloudera and Hortonworks settle on uneven merger

The big data market became a little less competitive on Wednesday when two of the biggest players, Cloudera and Hortonworks, agreed to merge. “Our businesses are highly complementary and strategic,” said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer at Cloudera. “By bringing together Hortonworks’ investments in end-to-end data …

  1. Anonymous Coward
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    Meh.

    Both companies have been bleeding cash even after going public.

    Its going to be a painful year for the new merged company.

    Which tool set do you use? Ambari? Horton HDFS or Cloudera HDFS?

    Sentry or Ranger? The list goes on. And trust me, there are differences between the two.

    The consolidation was necessary. It probably will delay the inevitable. And the lessons learned that the Open Source model is flawed. There are reasons why Red Hat can do what it does but Hortonworks and Cloudera can't do what they do.

    This isn't to say FOSS is bad, but that you have to be careful with your business model, especially when you don't have a lot of room on margins.

    Posted Anon for the obvious reasons.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge
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    "allow the new business to cut down on duplicate staffing costs"

    Yay for yet another example of merger followed by layoffs.

    And congratulations for making it sound like a good thing. I'm sure those who will be fired for XMas will be thrilled for this opportunity to make the shareholders happy.

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  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Congratulations to the shareholders

    Employees -- less so.

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