Yes it can. Beside Hortonworks ambari, there is a development work underway at Canonical to automatically deploy HDP 2.1 stack individually or in a collection (big data solution, i.e. hadoop, hive, mysql). go to https://jujucharms.com/ and search for text “hdp”, ...
HDP on Linux – Installation Forum
HDP on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Can HDP be installed on 64-bit Ubuntau 14.04 LTS? Is there an automated HDP installation for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?
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