In this case we’re talking about delivery on the Stinger initiative, which teamed engineers from Hadoop distro provider Hortonworks with more than 140 developers to advance interactive SQL querying ability on Apache Hive at scale in pure open source.
Hortonworks has added Apache Kafka to tis Hadoop software platform as a technical preview. Kafka isn’t the most popular tool in the world, but it’s widely used among large web companies, making it a useful add-on for luring customers of that ilk.
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Today, the legacy tech giant announced that it has dumped $50 million into Hortonworks, a leading distributor of Hadoop open-source software for storing, processing, and analyzing lots of different kinds of data.
Hewlett-Packard Co. will extend its strategic partnership to integrate engineering strategies with Hortonworks Inc., the venture-backed Big Data company that is preparing to go public next year. The extension is supported by a $50 million equity investment by H-P, which, as part of the partnership, uses Hortonworks Data Platform as the Hadoop component of its own big data platform, HP HAVEn. The companies also said in a joint...