Splunk, Cloudera form data integration alliance

Summary:According to the companies, Splunk data can now be sent to Cloudera for batch analytics.

Splunk, which has been on a partnership tear of late, forged a partnership with Cloudera so the two enterprise Hadoop players can easily swap data between platforms.

In a nutshell, the Cloudera-Splunk alliance means that Splunk Enterprise, which is used to monitor and surface big data and machine-to-machine information, and Cloudera Enterprise, a Hadoop distribution, will connect via Splunk Hadoop Connect. According to the companies, Splunk data can now be sent to Cloudera for batch analytics.

Splunk last month teamed with McKenney's, which specializes in building automation and sensor systems.

The deal at the moment includes data sharing and connections. The companies didn't disclose any sales relationships. For Splunk, the integration with Cloudera gives it more distribution for its visualization and search tools.

Splunk recently reported a fourth quarter net loss of $5.9 million, or 6 cents a share, on revenue of $65.2 million, up 51 percent from a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings were 3 cents a share. For fiscal 2013, Splunk reported revenue of $198.9 million, up 64 percent from a year ago. As for the outlook, Splunk sees fiscal 2014 revenue of $260 million an $270 million.

The results and outlook were better than Wall Street estimates.


Topics: Big Data, Enterprise Software


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