Cloudera, the Apache Hadoop-based big data and analytics company, has announced a strategic partnership with IBM, that will see the two cross-sell each others’ products: IBM will resell the Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub and Cloudera DataFlow; Cloudera will begin to resell IBM’s Watson Studio and BigSQL.
The announcement lifted Cloudera’s shares by 3.5 percent on Friday. It comes as the company scrambles to release a closely watched new product, the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP): the joint child of its $5.2 billion takeover of fellow Hadoop provider Hortonworks, due for release imminently.
IBM Cloudera Deal Builds on Existing Hortonworks Partnership
The agreement builds on a long-standing relationship between IBM and Hortonworks. Scott Andress, Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, Cloudera, said: “By teaming more strategically with IBM we can accelerate data-driven decision making for our joint enterprise customers who want a hybrid and multi-cloud data management solution with common security and governance.”
He added: “We are pleased to have expanded our relationship with IBM, and I am very encouraged by the momentum that our companies have continued to generate.”