MongoDB and Cloudera are the successful leading vendors in the NoSQL and Hadoop markets, respectively, but both firms figure they could be that much more successful if would-be customers weren’t so confused about big data.
That’s the gist of the reasoning behind a deeper alliance between the two companies announced Tuesday. As part of the deeper partnership, MongoDB and Cloudera say they will co-market and co-sell their software as complementary big-data technologies. In case you couldn’t guess, MongoDB will be pitched as an operational database for high-scale applications while Cloudera’s Hadoop-based Enterprise Data Hub will be described as an analytical platform.
“I realized we needed to do something after I spoke at the Strata Conference last year on the topic of MongoDB and Hadoop working together,” said Matt Asay, MongoDB’s VP of marketing, business development, and corporate strategy, in a phone interview with InformationWeek. “Afterward I was blistered by people who said, ‘I thought MongoDB and Hadoop were competitors.”