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Cloudera Follows Hortonworks’ Open Source Lead

While aligning with Hortonworks’ business model undoubtedly fits into the equation, there are other factors at play here. From its beginning the company has been vocal about not taking a 100 percent open source approach. In 2013 co-founder and then chief strategy officer Mike Olson wrote in a blog that “pure-play open source companies never survive. That’s a law of nature.”