Why the Time Is Right for Proprietary Hadoop

1 Summary

Earlier this week, GigaOM’s Sebastian Rupley detailed Cloudera’s plans to move beyond open-source software and services into the world of proprietary software. It might seem a bit early for the startup dubbed by some as “Red Hat for Hadoop” to abandon its strictly open-source approach, but a look at the Hadoop market shows now might be the ideal time for Cloudera to establish itself with an enterprise-ready offering.