Cloudera - on IPO or acquisition path?

We have been keenly following Cloudera, the pioneering Hadoop distribution. And a big management change ticket means something big is rumbling inside... 

But the 'Bigger Question' which everyone is asking: Whether Cloudera will go for IPO or get acquired?

Big-data hotshot Cloudera has a new CEO: Tom Reilly, an industry veteran who has guided other tech firms to profitable acquisitions. But don't automatically assume that the privately held Cloudera is shopping itself around – an IPO is also a real possibility.