Cloudera and Hortonworks announce $5.2 billion merger

Over the years, Hadoop, the once high-flying open-source platform, gave rise to many companies and an ecosystem of vendors emerged. It was long believed that some major companies would emerge from the

Cloudera’s IPO will test unicorn valuations

TL;DR: Cloudera's recent IPO filing shows a company with steep losses and rapid revenue growth. Today we'll examine Cloudera's finances and where it fits into the current IPO universe. Why do we care?

Is big data in big trouble?

We recently saw two critical developments in the big data and analytics space. Tableau released earnings and missed their forecast by $0.05; their stock dropped 5 percent. Then Hortonworks announced a

Are IPOs The New Down Rounds?

It’s become a meme in tech circles, “IPOs are the new down round,” venture capitalists quip. The dreaded “down round,” when a startup raises capital beneath its prior valuation, is getting p

Hortonworks Picks Up 3% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Q3 Earnings, Strong Guidance

Following the bell, Hortonworks announced its third quarter financial performance including adjusted earnings per share of negative $0.74 and revenue of $33.1 million. Investors had expected the compa

Hortonworks Acquires Onyara, Early Startup With Roots In NSA

Hortonworks, the big data company built on Hadoop, bought early-stage startup Onyara today. The company, which launched at the end of last year, has its roots in the NSA — yes that NSA. The O

Hortonworks Misses On Revenue And Profit In Lackluster Q4

Let’s talk about money! Hortonworks reported its earnings today, the first time it has as a public company! :) Revenues for its fourth quarter totaled $12.7 million, up 55 percent on year-over-y

The New Rules Of Going Public

According to a recent report, Twilio wants to go public. Twilio, a company that provides software-based communications tools for developers, closed out 2014 on a $100 million annual run rate. Or, put

All Eyes On Box As Tech IPOs Roar Back To Life

The success of the LendingClub, Hortonworks and New Relic IPOs this week may have created a moment in the market that Box, a company that has long wanted to go public itself, could use to get its long

New Relic And Hortonworks See Strong Public Debuts

In early trading, New Relic’s shares are up 31 percent in its first day as a public company. Another technology company, Hortonworks, will begin trading this morning as well. Update: Hortonworks

Lending Club’s IPO Pops 56% In Its First Day, Sets Stage For Hortonworks And New Relic Offerings

Lending Club had a strong debut in the public markets today, popping 56 percent from its $15 IPO price to more than $23 per share. As TechCrunch reported previously, the company’s offering was &

For The Tech IPO Market, A Test

Will the public market welcome a company with expanding losses? Hortonworks is ready to find out. Earlier today, the company priced its initial public offering, announcing that it will sell its sha

Hortonworks Wastes No Time Setting Price For Its IPO

In a time where we have S-1 filings that sit for months, Hortonworks proves the exception. After filing its S-1 just last month, the company updated its S-1 today, setting its IPO price, filing a $7

Impala: Another Google Inspired Platform Enters The Mainstream Data World

<p dir="ltr">Amazon Web Services has <a target="_blank" href="http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2013/12/analyze-large-data-sets-with-impala.html">added support</a> for<a target="_blank" href="http://blog.clo

Hortonworks Raises $50M For Expansion And Development In Growing Hadoop Oriented Data Analytics Market

<a target="_blank" href="http://hortonworks.com">Hortonworks</a> announced on its blog this morning that it has raised $50 million in new financing to accelerate the growth and development of its Hado

Yahoo-Backed Hortonworks Debuts Apache Hadoop Data Platform

As <a href="http://gigaom.com/cloud/exclusive-yahoo-launching-hadoop-spinoff-this-week/">reported</a> earlier this year, Yahoo and Benchmark Capital <a href="http://developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/posts