Cloudera IPO Could Facilitate a Hortonworks Acquisition, Sources Say

Cloudera could be going public to help facilitate an acquisition of competitor Hortonworks, two big data executives speculated.featured

Hortonworks and Cloudera Expected to Undergo Transactions This Year

Sources anticipate a sale of Hortonworks and private financing for Cloudera, the two largest companies selling Hadoop software, within the year. In October, CTFN reported that individuals in the Hadoopfeatured

MapR Positioned for IPO This Year

MapR, a data technologies provider and third largest Hadoop vendor, is positioned to IPO this year, a source familiar with the matter told CTFN. The company has not yet begun preparing its S-1 registrationfeatured

Cloudera Said to be Raising Capital

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Cloudera Inc., the privately-held Hadoop software company, is said to be raising money again, according to a sector banker and a venture capital investor.featured

Hortonworks Presumed to be Talking to Buyers   

Hortonworks, a provider of Hadoop storage software, is presumed to be talking to prospective buyers, said a half dozen industry sources. Its financial advisors are “the same as on its IPO,” two sources heard.  No deal seems to be imminent, said one source, butfeatured

Jury Is Out on Cloudera’s Valuation

The jury is out on whether Cloudera, a privately-held big data company, can boast a valuation in the $4 billion to $5 billion range after public competitors have struggled with profits and “unicorns” began losing allure. In March 2014, Cloudera raised $900 million, $740 million of which came from microprocessor maker Intel, for an 18% … Read Morefeatured

Teradata May Explore Sale Next Year

Teradata will have more insight about whether to sell next year, after it divests its marketing applications unit and cuts costs, sources speculated. If the data warehousing company cannot position itself to take advantage of cloud and other up and coming big data technologies by 2016, it could decide to sell to a private equity … Read Morefeatured

Hadoop M&A May Begin Soon

Hadoop M&A may begin soon, perhaps before the end of the year. Two Hadoop sector executives suggested that a flurry of acquisitions is imminent, and they and others thought an early deal may be struck among the top five Hadoop vendors: Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, IBM and an alliance between Intel andfeatured

Legacy Big Data Players Face Potential Disruption from Hadoop and Spark Startups

The seas are changing in the world of big data and what it takes to secure information, and big technology companies like VMware, Oracle, IBM, McAfee, Teradata, and SAP wade in the shallows while startups ride the swells, according to numerous executives at private companies in the sector. These executives say that the big tech … Read Morefeatured


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