Big Data technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL could be coming to a data warehouse near you -- thanks to Teradata and MapR. The two companies have inked a partnership to ensure MapR's Hadoop and NoSQL capabilities integrate with Teradata's data warehousing portfolio.

MapR is one of the best-known providers of Hadoop, the open source platform that's gaining momentum for Big Data applications. Teradata will resell MapR's software, professional services and customer support as part of the relationship.

That could mean intensified competition for Hortonworks, another Hadoop provider that recently filed plans for an IPO (initial public offering). MapR also competes with Cloudera, another fast-growth Hadoop specialist.

Still, Teradata's salesforce and support team could give MapR a lift as data warehousing customers seek to potentially harness Hadoop's power.

“Customers who have invested in both MapR and Teradata solutions have requested integration, so now is the right time to expand our partnership,” said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs, in a prepared statement.

True believers apparently include Cisco Systems Inc., which hinted -- but didn't outright confirm -- that the company leans heavily on Teradata and MapR. “The entire market is starting to realize that data is everywhere and an agile ecosystem is paramount,” said Arvind Bedi, director of IT at Cisco, in a prepared statement.

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