Today, Red Hat and Hortonworks announced a deep partnership between both companies offering a platform for modern enterprises. Their joint solution offers a platform to help organizations take advantage of big data and open source cloud technologies. This is an important announcement bringing closer collaboration between two companies driven by true open source philosophy. This marriage also brings tighter integration to Red Hat's various enterprise cloud offerings and Hortonworks' Hadoop platform. In this post, I will explain why I think this is an important announcement.