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.