Oracle Looks to Cloudera for Big Data Appliance

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Derrick Harris at GigaOm writes that Oracle’s new Big Data Appliance is based on Cloudera’s Hadoop software distribution.

Cloudera CEO Mike Olson said the partnership is a natural fit because Cloudera and Oracle already have many joint customers who’ll now be able to integrate Hadoop into their mission-critical environments in a relatively natural manner. He added that the companies worked very closely not only on software compatibility, but also on tuning the Big Data Appliance to run Hadoop. For example, it uses InfiniBand interconnects to address the need for fast movement of data between nodes.

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