IBM expands its big data platform to run on Cloudera

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, April 27th, 2012   |  

IBM’s big data platform, based on open source project Apache Hadoop, moves towards commercial distributions choosing to support Cloudera, as Oracle did in January for its Big Data Appliance.

The announcement comes with the acquisition of Vivismo, a private held company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that provides a federated discovery and navigation software able to expand big data analysis to traditional legacy applications and their data repositories.

Cloudera is one of the primary and first commercial distributions of Hadoop but there are others available from Hortonworks, MapR, and EMC Greenplum. The fact that Cloudera got the nod from two industry giants is noteworthy given the number of choices out there and may in fact make Cloudera first among equals in the commercial Hadoop field.

Writes Barbara Darrow in her article on Gigaom.


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