Big data growth has driven strong use cases for Hadoop, the open source grid storage technology, according to executives representing Home Depot, Rogers Communications, Schlumberger, Symantec and Verizon at Hadoop Summit.
In a chat with The Platform, Hortonworks VP of Corporate Strategy, Shaun Connolly said that when it comes to the Fortune 100, Hortonworks has significant share with 71% of the retail companies, 75% of the telcos, and around half of all the top banks on the list.
Hortonworks has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Budapest-based SequenceIQ, a specialist in deployment automation technology for launching on-demand Hadoop clusters in the cloud or any environment that supports Docker containers.
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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