Rackspace and Hortonworks have partnered to enable Apache Hadoop in an open cloud solution, resulting in a secure, scalable environment for customers to refine, explore and enrich their data using Hadoop.
Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) enables data to be processed from applications that are hosted on Rackspace Private Cloud environments, allowing enterprises to quickly and easily obtain additional business insights from their data. The provisioning, monitoring and management components of HDP are important enablers for the integration with the Rackspace Private Cloud, providing an easy path for getting data into and out of the cloud.
Rackspace provides free and open source private cloud software called Alamo that can be utilized to launch an OpenStack cloud. Alamo provides the same cloud platform that powers Rackspace’s public cloud, the largest open cloud deployment in the world.
HDP is the only Apache Hadoop distribution to have received quality assurance and certification for building private clouds based on Rackspace Private Cloud Software v2.0. And HDP qualifies for the Rackspace Private Cloud Open Reference Architecture “Mass Compute with External Storage”, signifying that it has met specific integration and interoperability standards and works effectively with Rackspace Private Cloud Software.
Check out Rackspace’s Knowledge Center on Apache Hadoop on the Rackspace Private Cloud
Operations Ready - Apache Ambari is the open source management fabric for Hadoop. Operations Ready certification recognizes applications that can either be deployed or managed via Ambari or integrate with Ambari's APIs.