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Is Red Hat Interested in the Database Market?

Aug 23, 2011, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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According to Whitehurst, the way to be successful is to find net new workloads that are coming along. In terms of whether Red Hat will acquire a database or storage company, Whitehurst would not specifically state whether Red Hat will or will not actually acquire anyone.

"But we would be very interested in a NoSQL type database or Hadoop type thing," Whitehurst said. "Those are interesting as they represent net new."

Hadoop has become increasingly popular in recent years as an open source technology for managing big data. While big data and NoSQL are interesting to Red Hat, taking on the incumbent database players is not.

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