re: Hadoop According To Hortonworks: An Insider's View
This was a long interview and I had to cut some good stuff. I pressed the point about Hortonwork's strategy in this exchange:
IW: Doesn't Hortonwork's strategy kind of put it in the background -- a
services company that takes a back seat to partners like Microsoft and
Connolly: It doesn't put us in the background. If you look at the Teradata Unified Data Architecture, our box is one of three that they advertise to the market as part of a best-of-breed big data architecture. We're a technology platform provider. We're not a database provider. We're not going to focus only on SQL; that's just one of the workloads that the platform can and should support. So when you say, "are we going to run out of gas on things that can be done around Hadoop," we think the party has just started. If you look at the number of committers that we have, there are 21 at Hortonworks versus seven or eight at Cloudera. That's just the Apache Hadoop project. We have approaching 80 direct committers across Hadoop, Hive, Pig and other projects, and we do the open source project releases in many of those. That's why we're valuable to our partners.