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The pace of innovation within the Apache Hadoop community is truly remarkable, enabling us to announce the availability of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1, incorporating the very latest innovations from the Hadoop community in an integrated, tested, and completely open enterprise data platform.

Download HDP 2.1 Technical Preview Now

What’s In Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1?

The advancements in HDP 2.1 span every aspect of Enterprise Hadoop: from data management, data access, integration & governance, security and operations. …

We are excited to welcome Blackrock and Passport Capital as Hortonworks investors who today led a $100M round of funding with continued participation from all existing investors.

This latest round of funding will allow us to double-down on our founding strategy: to make open source Apache Hadoop a true enterprise data platform. To that end we are focused in two areas:…

1. Lead the innovation of Hadoop. In open source, for everyone.

Today, the Forrester WaveTM: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014 was published by Forrester Research and while not surprised, we are delighted that this leading analyst firm recognized us as a clear leader in the Hadoop market. We could not be prouder of our unwavering strategy and hard work that is propelling us to the forefront of this burgeoning Hadoop market.

Download and review the report here.

Forrester evaluated nine vendors across a range of criterion from strategy to product and market presence and we scored a very balanced report across all categories and are way “up and to the right”.…

Earlier this week Microsoft announced via their blog that a new version of Windows Azure HDInsight is available in public preview.

Microsoft recognizes the importance of the technical innovation in and around YARN as well as Hortonworks leadership in this area and we have worked collaboratively to bring Hadoop 2.2 to Azure via our Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows release.

Apache Hadoop YARN is the data operating system for Hadoop and greatly expands the applications possible of this emerging technology by allowing multiple processing frameworks such as streaming or graph processing to plug in natively.…

We are excited to announce an expansion of our relationship with open source leader Red Hat to a deeper more strategic alliance. The main goal is to help organizations adopt enterprise Apache Hadoop more quickly. This is a natural progression of our relationship with Red Hat because we are so closely aligned around a strategy of innovating in the open and applying enterprise rigor to open source software thereby de-risking it for the enterprise.…

We are excited to announce that the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 for Windows is publicly available for download. HDP 2 for Windows is the only Apache Hadoop 2.0 based platform that is certified for production usage on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

With this release, the latest in community innovation on Apache Hadoop is now available across all major Operating Systems. HDP 2.0 provides Hadoop coverage for more than 99% of the enterprises in the world, offering the most flexible deployment options from On-Premise to a variety of cloud solutions.…

As an early Christmas present, we’ve made a technical preview of Stinger Phase 3 available.  While just a preview by moniker, the release marks a significant milestone in the transformation of Hadoop from a batch-oriented system to a data platform capable of interactive data processing at scale and delivering on the aims of the Stinger Initiative.

Apache Tez and SQL: Interactive Query-IN-Hadoop

Tez is a low-level runtime engine not aimed directly at data analysts or data scientists.…

In October, we announced our intent to include and support Storm as part of Hortonworks Data Platform. With this commitment, we also outlined and proposed an open roadmap to improve the enterprise readiness of this key project.  We are committed to doing this with a 100% open source approach and your feedback is immensely valuable in this process.

Today, we invite you to take a look at our Storm technical preview.…

The Apache Tez team is proud to announce the first release of Apache Tez – version 0.2.0-incubating.

Apache Tez is an application framework which allows for a complex directed-acyclic-graph of tasks for processing data and is built atop Apache Hadoop YARN. You can learn much more from our Tez blog series tracked here.

Since entering the Apache Incubator project in late February of 2013, there have been over 400 tickets resolved, culminating in this significant release.…

We are very excited to announce that Apache Ambari has graduated out of Incubator and is now an Apache Top Level Project! Hortonworks introduced Ambari as an Apache Incubator project back in August 2011 with the vision of making Hadoop cluster management dead simple.  In little over two years, the development community grew significantly, from a small team in Hortonworks, to a large number of contributors from various organizations beyond Hortonworks; upon graduation, there were more than 60 contributors, 37 of whom had become committers.…

We believe the fastest path to innovation is the open community and we work hard to help deliver this innovation from the community to the enterprise.  However, this is a two way street. We are also hearing very distinct requirements being voiced by the broad enterprise as they integrate Hadoop into their data architecture.

Take a look at the Falcon Technical Preview and the Data Management Labs.

Open Source, Open Community & An Open Roadmap for Dataset Management

Over the past year, a set of enterprise requirements has emerged for dataset management.  …

We’re delighted to announce that our Hadoop 2.0 Courseware is available now!

According to a 2013 Education Services Bench Mark Study conducted by The Technology Services Industry Association, “the lag time between product and Instructor Lead Content release is 68 business days, or more than three months” but not at Hortonworks!  All of our Developer Courses and Certifications are now based on Apache Hadoop 2.0 and available at the same time as the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0.…

Last week we announced the availability of the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0. Today, we’re delighted to announce the availability of the Hortonworks Sandbox 2.0.

New Features

  • Based on HDP 2.0
  • Easy enablement of Ambari and Hbase
  • Updated tutorial navigation

HDP 2.0

This version of the Sandbox provides you a complete HDP 2.0 environment. Your own personal single-node Hadoop cluster where you can explore the new features and enhancements of HDP 2.0, including YARN, the improvements to Hive that were delivered by the Stinger initiative, along with the updates to Hbase, Pig, and Ambari.In fact, our Sandbox has all of the most current releases of the various Apache Projects — like Hive 12, HBase 96, and Hadoop 2.2.…

Today our partner Rackspace announced their Big Data solution for dedicated and cloud environments, powered by Hortonworks Data Platform. This collaboration between Hortonworks and Rackspace provides customers a flexible choice of deployment offerings of Apache Hadoop from one of the most trusted vendors in the cloud computing market.

Enterprise adoption of Apache Hadoop

This expanded collaboration is a strong indicator of the ecosystem rallying around Hortonworks Data Platform and our goal at Hortonworks of making Apache Hadoop a core component of the modern data architecture, whether on premise, in a VM, as an appliance, or in the cloud.…

Typical delivery of enterprise software involves a very controlled date with a secret roadmap designed to wow prospects, customers, press and analysts…or at least that is the way it usually works.  Open source, however, changes this equation.

As described here, the vision for extending Hadoop beyond its batch-only roots in support of interactive and real-time workloads was set by Arun Murthy back in 2008. The initiation of YARN, the key technology for enabling this vision, started in earnest in 2011, was declared GA by the community in the recent Apache Hadoop 2.2 release, and is now delivered for mainstream enterprises and the broader commercial ecosystem with the release of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0.…

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