Last week, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company Canonical CEO Jane Silber announced at the OpenStack cloud software conference that HP has chosen Ubuntu as the lead host and guest operating system for its Public Cloud. That’s impressive. It’s Canonical’s biggest enterprise win to date, but that’s only a hint of what Canonical is up to with the cloud.
Things are getting lively in the Hadoop community, especially between Hortonworks and Cloudera. The issue? Which companies are contributing the most to Hadoop, and how contributions ought to be tallied up.