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Intel and Cloudera in technology, business deal

Staff writer ▼ | March 31, 2014
Intel Corporation and Cloudera announced a broad strategic technology and business collaboration, as well as a significant equity investment from Intel making it Cloudera's largest strategic shareholder and a member of its board of directors.
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IntelIntel Corporation and Cloudera announced a broad strategic technology and business collaboration, as well as a significant equity investment from Intel making it Cloudera's largest strategic shareholder and a member of its board of directors.


This is Intel's single largest data center technology investment in its history. The deal will join Cloudera's leading enterprise analytic data management software powered by Apache Hadoop with the leading data center architecture based on Intel Xeon technology.

The goal is acceleration of customer adoption of big data solutions, making it easier for companies of all sizes to obtain increased business value from data by deploying open source Apache Hadoop solutions. Both the strategic collaboration and the equity investment are subject to standard closing conditions, including customary regulatory approvals.

Cloudera will develop and optimize Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH) for Intel architecture as its preferred platform and support a range of next-generation technologies including Intel fabrics, flash memory and security.

In turn, Intel will market and promote CDH and Cloudera Enterprise to its customers as its preferred Hadoop platform. Intel will focus its engineering and marketing resources on the joint roadmap. The optimizations from Intel's Distribution for Apache Hadoop/Intel Data Platform (IDH/IDP) will be integrated into CDH and IDH/IDP and will be transitioned after v3.1 release at the end of March. To ensure a seamless customer transition to CDH, Intel and Cloudera will work together on a migration path from IDH/IDP.

Cloudera will also ensure that all enhancements will be contributed to their respective open source projects and CDH.

The collaboration with Cloudera promises to enhance both Intel data center and Internet of Things (IoT) technology initiatives by enabling customers to manage and analyze machine-generated data from a variety of sources, spanning sensors to gateways and a range of devices.

Both companies remain committed to the open source community that has been the driving force behind Hadoop. The companies will also execute joint go-to-market strategies that include coordinated product, channel and sales programs.


 

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