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Hadoop infrastructure provider, Cloudera has partnered with Tableau, makers of software that allows users to analyze, visualize and share information. The Cloudera Connector for Tableau allows for ad-hoc visualization so you can see patterns and outliers in your data stores in Hadoop without needing any special configuration, according to Tableau. This kind of integration will be important to the adoption of Hadoop in the enterprise as most companies do not have skilled data scientists on tap to make sense of big data. I expect Cloudera to partner with some of the bigger players in the Business Intelligence market, Microsoft, IBM, etc, for the same reason.