Hortonworks and Cloudera have been in a big-time arms race — each raking in big bucks from a series of major backers — the latest skirmish was Hewlett-Packard’s(s hpq) $50 million investment in Hortonworks.
This week’s guest Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden explains what all the Hadoop hubbub’s about.
But first, there’s tectonic moving and shaking in public cloud with a three-way price-cut roundalay which means that Amazon(s amzn) Web Services won’t always be the initiator and will have to respond to cuts initiated by Google(s goog) and/or Microsoft(s msft).
That alone has changed the complexion of the market. And, we also talk about why Twitter(s twtr), which is in a bit of an arms race of its own, needed to buy Madbits.
Hosts: Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris