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Rivals Cloudera, Hortonworks Merge as Battle With IoT Giants Looms, CEO Says

Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks Inc. are joining forces to better compete with giant enterprise information-technology providers in the fast-growing market for Internet-of-Things, artificial intelligence and other digital business tools, executives from both firms say. Just don’t mention Hadoop – the open-source software framework that once underpinned the two Silicon Valley companies’ big-data rivalry. Cloudera, which last week announced plans to merge with Hortonworks, was founded a decade ago by a group of engineers from Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., Oracle Corp. and Yahoo Inc., where the technology behind Hadoop was developed.