Big data rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks have finalised their merger, creating a new open source player with ambitions to transform the enterprise data centre. The all-stock deal was valued at $5.2 billion when first announced in October but dropped to around $3 billion by the completion of the deal this

Cloudera is merging with its rival Hortonworks in an all-stock deal worth $5.2 billion. Cloudera shareholders will own 60 per cent of the combined company and Hortonworks shareholders will own the remaining 40 per cent. Both companies sell services around open-source platform Hadoop, helping companies manage the complex big data

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Machine learning and analytics platform Cloudera has appointed Nick Hoskins as country manager for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Hoskins will drive Cloudera’s growth in the region, with plans to expand its customer base and help organisations enhance the measurable benefits of big data, analytics and machine learning. With over