Even Amazon Web Services sage Werner Vogels is impressed with Cloudera’s partnership with Intel and the 900 M it has raised in the last week.
The future of the data center and computing’s third platform may now belong to Cloudera. Everyone knows it has the money, the investors and the know how to build it.
So do Pivotal and IBM by the way. But it’s worth noting that the three companies may not be offering exactly the same products/services and approaching the market in exactly the same way. In fact, they might not even be after the exact same thing.
In other words, this isn’t a contest between the three vendors, at least not yet anyway. Both Alan Saldich, vice president of Marketing Cloudera and Josh Klahr, vice president, Data Platform Product Management for Pivotal told me, in separate conversations, that the companies do some of the same, but also some different things.