As covered yesterday by Gigaom’s Derrick Harris, major Hadoop distribution provider Hortonworks announced this morning its acquisition of XA Secure, a provider of fine-grained security and policy management for Hadoop.
Hortonworks Inc. and Concurrent Inc. announced this week they are partnering to make Hadoop development easier and quicker by combining the former's data platform with the latter's Cascading application development framework.
Yet Hortonworks value proposition to Enterprises isn’t one of its software being free — it’s about being 100 percent open source, expanding the Hadoop platform, and being able to support its customers and partners like no one else can.
Cloudera and Hortonworks, rivals in the fast-growing market for Hadoop-related software and services, are stepping up their channel games by expanding their channel ecosystems and enlisting a growing number of solution provider, ISV and OEM partners.
The elusive promise of the Big Data app economy has inched a little closer to reality on Monday after Hortonworks expanded its partnership with Concurrent to package the startup’s Cascading development framework into its flagship Hadoop distribution.