Separately, sources close to Canonical have told The Reg that the company is in talks with Cassandra and CouchDB on NoSQL, and start-up PuppetLabs for data-center automation and provisioning.
Canonical is targeting Hadoop and NoSQL – used by hyperscale providers like Yahoo! and Facebook – believing ordinary businesses are now ready to start use them for data processing and analytics.
Having in mind that both Hadoop and Cassandra are meant to be used in distributed systems, I’m wondering what exactly will Canonical offer by including these in Ubuntu? (note the secret sauce may be Puppet).