Greg Kleiman, business strategy director for storage, told The Register the company previously considered developing its own Hadoop distribution.
Kleiman also said the company will see what happens regarding its partnerships with current distributors.
Timothy Prickett Morgan writes Red Hat hosted a big data and open hybrid cloud briefing Thursday to explain its strategy for the big data arena.
The open source firm also planned to describe how its products come can help support workloads like the Hadoop Big Data muncher, Morgan writes.
Red Hat believes companies may want to virtualize their Hadoop and other big data workloads as well, according to The Register.