Microsoft + Hortonworks
Hortonworks & Microsoft: Bringing Apache Hadoop to Windows
The new Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows extends the availability of Apache Hadoop to the Windows operating system and significantly expands the ecosystem for the next generation big data platform. Hortonworks Data Platform is the first and only Hadoop-based platform that is available on both Linux and Windows. It provides a level of interoperability that is unmatched by any other Hadoop offering. With this release Windows focused enterprises to more easily derive insights from structured and unstructured data through familiar tools like Excel.
Deploy On-Premise and/or Scale with the Cloud
With HDP for Windows and as the basis for HDInsight Service we offer unprecedented choice for Windows enterprises for Hadoop deployments. It is the first family of products that allows you to seamlessly migrate between the environments based on your project requirements and complexity.
Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows
Enterprise Apache Hadoop
The 100-percent open source Hortonworks Data Platform is the industry’s first and only Apache Hadoop distribution for both Windows and Linux, enabling organizations to run Hadoop-based solutions natively on Windows.
HDP allows you to capture, process and share data in any format and at scale. Built and packaged by the core architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, HDP includes all of the necessary components to manage a cluster at scale and uncover business insights from existing and new big data sources.
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Hortonworks Data Platform is the most stable and reliable Apache Hadoop distribution. It delivers the cost-effectiveness of Hadoop and the advanced services required in the open for enterprise deployments, including:
- Data Services required to Store, Analyze & Access data
- Operational Services required to manage and operate Hadoop
- Platform Services such as High Availability, Workload Management and Security which are required to make Hadoop Enterprise grade
Microsoft & Hortonworks: An “Engineered” Relationship
This could not have been accomplished without a partnership to engineer Hadoop and HDP for Windows. Only Hortonworks could provide this level of relationship with Microsoft. While this isn’t the first open source project for Microsoft to be involved in, it may certainly be the biggest and we are happy to partner with them to help them partner with and join the Apache community. The contributions have been extensive. The benefits include
- Familiar Tools on Hadoop
The new offering enables the application of rich business intelligence (BI) tools such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPivot for Excel and Power View to pull actionable insights from not just big data but all of your enterprise data sources, even Linux.
- SQL Server expands into Big Data
SQL Server 2012 supports structured data on scalable relational database and data warehouse offerings, and unstructured data on an Enterprise-ready Hadoop distribution. Move data between Hadoop and SQL Server with bidirectional Hadoop connectors for SQL Server 2012 and Parallel Data Warehouse. And with HCatalog analysts can be provided SQL-like access to Hadoop so that customers can enhance their insights.
- Hadoop on Windows Made Easy
Microsoft is notorious for making things easy and simple and with HDInsight, Hadoop is both simple to install and manage. It demystifies the Hadoop distribution so you don’t need to choose and test the right combination of Hadoop projects to deploy. And with Windows Azure HDInsight Service deployment is simplified so much that 16-node Hadoop cluster can be live in only 10 minutes!
- Clean and Easy Management
Apache Ambari, the open source choice for management of a Hadoop cluster is integrated and extends Microsoft System Center so that IT Operators can manage their Hadoop clusters side-by-side with their databases, applications and other IT assets on a single glass pane.
- Secure, Reliable, Enterprise-Ready Hadoop
Offering the most reliable, innovative and trusted distribution available. Microsoft and Hortonworks together deliver tighter security through integration with Windows Server Active Directory, ease of management through System Center integration, and built-in high availability with Hortonworks Data Platform 1.1.
- Create & Enhance Applications with Big Data
- 100% Open Source Hadoop on Windows
Microsoft and Hortonworks joined forces to engineer Hadoop for Windows and then contribute all this code back to the community. This is a truly transparent and open source relationship.
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