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Dell Taps Cloudera For Data Analysis Solution

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has linked with cloud computing startup Cloudera, to enable large scale data analysis solutions using its servers and networking components. Dell said that the two firms have collaborated on an Apache Hadoop solution, which integrates Dell's hardware with Cloduera's software. The combination makes it easier for Dell's customers to deploy their own Apache Hadoop stack. Apache Hadoop is a commonly used, open source data anlysis and processing software suite. Dell said the solution is aimed at financial services, energy, utility and telecom companies, research institutions, retail businesses, and Internet/media groups.