Today in Cloud

GigaOM has a great piece today about Hadoop-based startup Cloudera, which has garnered praise as the “Red Hat of Hadoop.” However, as Cloudera’s CEO points out, the company won’t be content sticking with pure open-source solutions and services for long. But that doesn’t mean the comparison with Red Hat has to end: That company is barreling toward the cloud at full speed, and, as we learned today, it has an arsenal of emerging products to help it get there. Cloudera isn’t just following in Red Hat’s footsteps; it might well be sitting alongside Red Hat as a foundation piece for internal clouds.