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Cloudera CEO quits as customers delay orders due to uncertainty after Hortonworks merger

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Its interesting...

First the merger between HDP and Cloudera didn't make any sense.

Cloudera, while public still has a lot of investment dollars from Intel.

HDP had a seriously flawed business model.

The timing of Reilly's departure is an indication of the Enterprise customer being courted by the cloud vendors... (AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Oracle) The mantra is that CEOs should be asking their CIOs what their Cloud strategy is... and if they don't have one.. they should fire the CIO. This is causing many customers to rush to the cloud not doing proper due diligence.

This is causing the slow down, not to mention that there is a high failure rate of Big Data related projects.

There's a lot of work that has to occur that doesn't get the proper scrutiny along with the fact that many of the hired guns are not properly trained or are capable of delivery. So customers are still hurting from that. Don't get me wrong, some companies that hire good staff, invest in their people and have had their expectations level set... they do succeed. Unfortunately they are in the minority.

Companies that are now thinking that the data is the new gold... need to realize that there is both a technological shift and cultural shift that has to occur.

These are the things that need to be recognized.

Also there's a brain drain... people who were part of Cloudera's early years and growth have cashed out. In the Big Data space, the sales & marketing teams are not up to the task. Big Data is complex and it takes a certain team of sales rep and SE to be able to sell the stack. This is true of Cloudera/HDP and MapR.

There's more that I could say... having been around these companies for too many years... and thus posting Anon for the obvious reasons.

Now I have to spend time talking w my customers and explain why they don't need to panic just yet.

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