So how are those companies working together going forward? Dell offers an Apache Hadoop Solution based on Cloudera. Pushing into big data analytics, Dell will now offer Pentaho’s software as part of its Hadoop solution. Also, look for the solution to include Crowbar — a Dell cloud builder tool.
Cloudera, Dell and Pentaho each have growing channel partner programs, so VARs and systems integrators focused on big data opportunities should keep an eye on the Dell-Cloudara-Pentaho dealings. Still, the Dell Apache Hadoop solution is sold exclusively through Dell, according to a prepared Dell statement.