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IBM and Cloudera have announced that they will work together to expand the adoption of their data processing products. The two companies will sell software from the other company’s analytics portfolio. With this partnership, Big Blue strengthens its longstanding partnership with Hortonworks, which last year merged with Cloudera.

Cloudera is selling a commercial version of Hadoop. Hadoop is an open source platform that allows enterprises to analyze large amounts of data. The company also offers additional tools for related use cases, such as stream processing, writes Silicon Angle. Hortonworks – when it was still an independent company – provided a competitive suite of analytics products that revolved around Hadoop. Cloudera is now integrating these products into its own portfolio.

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With the new partnership, Cloudera adds two tools from IBM to the range of solutions it offers to enterprises. These include Watson Studio, a solution that helps build artificial intelligence models, and BigSQL. BigSQL is an engine that allows analytics teams to perform data processing with Hadoop using the SQL language.

IBM will in turn offer Cloudera’s DataFlow and Enterprise Data Hub solutions to its customers. DataFlow is a stream processing engine that Cloudera got his hands on after the merger with Hortonworks. Enterprise Data Hub is its flagship Hadoop-based analytics platform. Enterprise Data Hub will soon be succeeded by the Cloudera Data Platform, which combines the company’s features with Hortonworks software. That platform works on premise and in the public cloud.

The transition to this new solution was also mentioned as one of the factors that caused Cloudera to fall short of analysts’ expectations last quarter. The company then reported sales of $187.5 million for the first three months of 2019, which was less than what analysts had predicted. Expectations for the second quarter and the year as a whole were also lower.

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