UPDATED 14:58 EST / FEBRUARY 13 2014

Strata conference day 2 wrap-up | #BigDataSV

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 9.40.55 PMJohn Furrier, Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly review key trends and insights from day 2 of the  2014 Strata Conference in theCUBE. Most notably, the panelists discuss key data partnerships, the rise of Pivotal and need for more big data apps.

Discussing major players like MapR, Cloudera and Hortonworks, Vellante says the industry is like “a big beach and they all have a spot on it.” He predicts more IPOs for data companies and that some of the core Hadoop vendors “are going to be doing big business soon.”

Kelly suggests there will be more partnerships among different players in the ecosystem given that each company has distinct strengths. He says, “There’s data integration, there’s security, [but] there’s no one company that has the platform. So, you’re going to continue to see partnerships.”

Speaking of partnerships, Furrier notes, “the big game changing sentiment that I’m feeling is the Hortonworks partnership with Red Hat — that validates and puts an exclamation on their strategy.” He also says the HP and MapR partnership “could be the big dark horse in the entire show.”

Vellante chimes in, suggesting that the Hortownworks and Red Hat partnership is noteworthy because it has “knocked down Microsoft with Windows and Red Hat with Linux.” Cloudera is getting traction with some leading SIs, which is how companies like Clouder are going to be able to compete with the likes of IBM.

When it comes to apps, Kelly suggests analysts were premature in predicting the rise of big data apps. He suggests that it may take more time still to make significant progress. As he puts it, “this is a fast moving environment, but the complexity of the problem is tremendous.”



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