In 2018, Cloudera and Hortonworks announced they would merge to form a single company. This merger completed in January 2019. Its stated goal was to produce the first enterprise data cloud, with a platform to support hybrid and multicloud deployments, and contain 100% open-source components. Originally released as CDP Data Center and described in the following chapter, CDP Private Cloud Base is the first release from the combined company. It integrates the best of Cloudera and Hortonworks technologies into an on-premises offering.