Announcements

The latest product news and company announcements from Hortonworks

We are excited to announce the general availability of Hortonworks Sandbox on Microsoft Azure. Hortonworks Sandbox is already a very popular environment for Developers, Data Scientists and Administrators to learn and experiment with the latest innovations in Hortonworks Data Platform.

The hundreds of innovations span Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, Hive, Pig, YARN, Ambari, Falcon, Ranger and other components that HDP is comprised of. We also provide tutorials to help you get a jumpstart on how to use HDP to implement a Modern Data Architecture at your organization.…

Forrester recently called Apache Hadoop adoption “mandatory” for the enterprise. For most organizations, moving forward with Hadoop is no longer a question of if, but when. Hadoop-powered insight into big data is enabling market disruption in every industry and the market winners are those who handle that data most effectively and at the lowest cost.

As with any new platform, making decisions on how best to implement and for what purpose can be challenging.…

This is a unique moment in time. Fueled by open source, Apache Hadoop has become an essential part of the modern enterprise data architecture and the Hadoop market is accelerating at an amazing rate.

The impressive thing about successful open source projects is the pace of the “release early, release often” development cycle, also known as upstream innovation. The process moves through major and minor releases at a regular clip and the downstream users get to pick the releases and versions they want to consume for their specific needs.…

This guest post is from Gavin Sherry, Vice President of Engineering, Data, at Pivotal. A long time contributor to database technology, Gavin was one of the early contributors to the PostgreSQL project. This led him to join the Greenplum Database R&D team. More recently, Gavin launched Pivotal HAWQ, Pivotal’s SQL on Hadoop engine.

Intro

In the ten years since Hadoop was first conceived at Yahoo!, the big data market has taken off.…

Hortonworks has expanded its certification program to create an industry-recognized certification program where individuals prove their Hadoop knowledge by performing hands-on tasks on a Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) cluster, as opposed to answering multiple-choice questions. Hortonworks University will be offering three new certification exams:

  • HDP Certified Developer
  • HDP Certified Java Developer
  • HDP Certified Administrator

The HDP Certified Developer (HDPCD) exam is the first of our new hands-on, performance-based exams designed for Hadoop developers working with frameworks like Pig, Hive, Sqoop and Flume.…

As we approach the opening bell on Nasdaq and another milestone for open source Apache Hadoop, we at Hortonworks want to thank those who have contributed deeply to this journey. We owe you – our customers – a huge thank you. Your active collaboration with us in the Apache Hadoop community has greatly impacted the trajectory of this platform for data management and has established a path for how thousands of other enterprises can successfully build a new open data architecture that brings all data under management.…

We are very pleased to announce that the Hortonworks Data Platform Version 2.2 (HDP) is now generally available for download. With thousands of enhancements across all elements of the platform spanning data access to security to governance, rolling upgrades and more, HDP 2.2 makes it even easier for our customers to incorporate HDP as a core component of Modern Data Architecture (MDA).

HDP 2.2 represents the very latest innovation from across the Hadoop ecosystem, where literally hundreds of developers have been collaborating with us to evolve each of the individual Apache Software Foundation (ASF) projects from the broader Apache Hadoop ecosystem.…

Hortonworks Data Platform Version 2.2 represents yet another major step forward for Hadoop as the foundation of a Modern Data Architecture. This release incorporates the last six months of innovation and includes more than a hundred new features and closes thousands of issues across Apache Hadoop and its related projects.

Our approach at Hortonworks is to enable a Modern Data Architecture with YARN as the architectural center, supported by key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform — spanning Governance, Security and Operations.…

Today we announced an alliance agreement with Avanade, a business technology, cloud and managed services provider, to build new big data solutions and services based on Microsoft technologies. Avanade’s data analytics deployments for enterprise clients with Microsoft Windows Server and Azure environments will turn to Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on Windows and Microsoft Azure HDInsight – Microsoft’s 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based service in the Azure cloud.

Together, Hortonworks and Avanade will help customers with their journey to a Modern Data Architecture on Windows.…

Heading to Strata next week? Interested in learning more about Apache Hadoop and how to integrate your existing infrastructure and applications with your Big Data solution? Join our partner presentations at the Hortonworks booth #117, on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17. Many of the sessions will feature demonstrations.

You will hear directly from partners who are embracing 100% open source Apache Hadoop, including: Actian, CISCO, CSC, HP, Informatica, Microsoft, Red Hat, Revolution Analytics, SAP, SAS, and Teradata.…

If you are heading to New York City for the Strata Conference,October 15-17, 2014, and are interested in learning more about how Apache Hadoop fits into Modern Data Architecture (MDA) along side key enterprise technologies and want to have a chance for some great prizes, then don’t miss our Passport Program.

You will get an opportunity to meet with Big Data ecosystem leaders, see the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) in action, and join the conversation with eighteen of our business partners.…

A panel of reviewers made up of InfoWorld Test Center editors and industry experts selected Apache Storm as a winner for 2014’s InfoWorld Bossie award. The “Bossies” identify the Best of Open Source Software every year. These Bossie awards celebrate game-changing open source software projects in different domains, and the panel selected Apache Storm in the Big Data Tools category.

This is the first year that a streaming computation framework has been selected in the Big Data category, which is a tribute to Apache Storm’s broad industry adoption and versatility. …

Apache Tez has been selected as a winner for 2014’s InfoWorld Bossie award. The “Bossies” identify the Best of Open Source software every year and are awarded by a panel of InfoWorld Test Center editors and industry expert reviewers. The Bossie awards celebrate game-changing open source software projects in different domains, and Apache Tez was selected in the Big Data Tools category.

Last year, Apache Hadoop with YARN as its architectural center was awarded a Bossie.…

Over the last several months, Oracle and Hortonworks have been working together to bring ETL tools and connectors to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Hortonworks and Oracle have teamed up to provide comprehensive data integration capabilities and technologies that lay the foundation for a modern data integration architecture, delivering on the promise of big data for customers of all sizes and scale.

We’re happy to announce that the Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is now certified with the HDP 2.1.…

Hortonworks’ strategy, since our inception, has been extremely consistent: enable a modern data architecture whereby users have the ability to store data in a single location and interact with it in multiple ways – using the right data processing engine at the right time.  At the core of that strategy is YARN, which as a part of Apache Hadoop, allows multiple data processing engines to interact with data stored in a single platform, unlocking an entirely new approach to analytics.…