Hortonworks, Inc. and Pivotal today announced a significant expansion of their strategic relationship centered on the Hortonworks Data Platform and Pivotal HDB. This strategic relationship brings together Hortonworks’ expertise and support for data management and processing with Pivotal’s top analytics engine for Apache Hadoop.
Hortonworks today announced a major change to the way it distributes its Hadoop software. Starting with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.4, Hortonworks is enhancing the velocity of its release cycle by balancing the customers’ requirements for a stable platform with rapid access to the latest innovations in the open source community. In order to accomplish this goal, Hortonworks announced a brand new release strategy that includes:
Data Platforms: The ODP, HAWQ on Hortonworks, and an Update to Pivotal Big Data Suite
On the topic of data platforms, industry announcements flew out of Hadoop Summit 2015 in Europe. To date, the Open Data Platform (ODP) members include GE, Hortonworks, IBM, Infosys, International TELCO, Pivotal, SAS, Altiscale, Capgemini, CenturyLink, EMC, PLDT, Splunk, Teradata, Verizon, VMware, and WANdisco.
Pivotal HAWQ is now Hortonworks Data Platform certified. Pivotal HAWQ now provides deeper integration with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and simplifies management with new support for Apache Ambari.
Today’s announcement continues on Pivotal’s previously announced unified approach to meeting enterprise data management and analytics needs through a strategic and commercial alliance with Hortonworks. This marks the first time that the features and capabilities of Pivotal HAWQ have been made available outside of Pivotal. The availability aligns with a common Open Data Platform (ODP) Core that allows users to leverage the best-of-breed technology across providers.