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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...
Prominent Hadoop software and service companies Hortonworks and Pivotal have partnered to further develop software called Ambari, which would make it easier for enterprises to manage Hadoop distributions.
Hewlett-Packard is putting more of its muscle and money behind Hortonworks by expanding its partnership with the Hadoop distribution vendor and investing $50 million in the company. - See more at: http://www.eweek.com/database/hp-invests-50-million-in-hadoop-distributor-hortonworks.html#sthash.WWc7YnbN.dpuf
Consultant Wayne Eckerson says Hadoop 2, with its key YARN component, qualifies as a flexible big data operating system. And it could quickly take the open source framework into the IT mainstream, he predicts.