Open source vendor Red Hat announces a Big Data strategy that spans the full enterprise software stack, both in the public cloud and on-premise.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is arguably Raleigh, North Carolina-based Red Hat's flagship product, but the operating system arena is not by any means its only focus. Red Hat also has big irons in the storage, cloud and developer fires, and its Big Data strategy announcement addressed all three of these. Big Data is now a relevant factor in the entire enterprise software stack.
Red Hat rightly pointed out that the majority of Big Data projects are built on open source software (including Linux, Hadoop, and various NoSQL databases) and so it's fitting that such an important company in the open source world as Red Hat would announce its Big Data strategy.
Red Hat big data components are illustrated in the attached system diagram.