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June 12, 2013
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Hortonworks and Red Hat engineering collaboration to increase enterprise adoption of Hadoop and Red Hat Storage

redhat-logoThis week we’re at the Red Hat Summit along with many others enjoying the great discussions within the community. As part of the summit, we are delighted to announce extended collaboration with Red Hat to continue to advance open source big data community projects.

Some details on the the three areas of collaboration forming the announcement:

  • Enhancing Apache Ambari to support the management of Hadoop-compatible file systems, such as GlusterFS. With this integration, users will be able to provision, deploy, monitor and manage alternative file systems with Ambari, further cementing Ambari’s position as the standard for Hadoop management.
  • Creating generic test suites to validate compatibility between Hadoop and alternative file systems. Hortonworks and Red Hat will contribute these extensive testing blueprints to the open source community for use by any developer looking to test file system compatibility with Hadoop.
  • Working to integrate Hortonworks Data Platform with Red Hat Storage so that enterprise customers will be able to process stored data on Red Hat Storage. Since Red Hat Storage is POSIX-compliant, it makes it easy to connect to the enterprise applications and run Hadoop analytics on enterprise data to reduce duplication of data and save costs.

We’re excited about our engineering-level relationship with Red Hat and other leading technology vendors as they help ensure the integration of the Hortonworks Data Platform with existing enterprise datacenter investments, a crucial requirement of a modern data architecture.

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