Teradata doubles down on Hadoop again, this time in the cloud and with Cloudera

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Data warehouse specialist Teradata is ramping up its Hadoop business again, announcing the company’s Hadoop cloud service as well as a new, tight partnership with Cloudera on Thursday.

For a couple of years, analysts have been claiming — and Teradata has been disputing — that the open source Hadoop platform and its expanding set of capabilities could pose a risk to Teradata’s multibillion-dollar business of selling expensive, proprietary database software and appliances. Whether or not [company]Teradata[/company] is actually worried, it’s doing everything it can to embrace Hadoop and roll it into the Teradata sales cycle.

The [company]Cloudera[/company] partnership is probably the biggest of Teradata’s latest moves, as it loosens, to some degree, a very tight partnership Teradata already has in place with Cloudera rival Hortonworks. (Among other work they’ve done together, Teradata’s own Hadoop appliances actually run the [company]Hortonworks[/company] Data Platform software.) Under the new agreement, Teradata has developed new connectors…

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