Technology Partner Program

Hortonworks partners with leading software and hardware providers to enable compelling solutions that utilize Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). The Hortonworks Technology Partner Program, for ISVs and IHVs, is designed to arm partners with sales and technical enablement, marketing opportunities and an online partner resource library.

Note: if you are a consultant or integrator please review the
Hortonworks Systems Integrator Partner Program.

Certified Technology Program

One of the most important aspects of the Technology Partner Program is the certification of partner technologies with HDP. Certification opens the door to the majority of benefits offered through the Technology Partner Program.

Hortonworks Certified Technology Program simplifies big data planning by providing pre-built and validated integrations between leading enterprise technologies and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), the industry’s only 100% open source Big Data platform built on Apache Hadoop.  Certified technologies are reviewed for architectural best practices, validated against a comprehensive suite of integration test cases, benchmarked for scale under varied workloads and comprehensively documented.

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Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), with its open set of APIs, integrates with existing enterprise systems to enable new and differentiated solutions.  As the adoption of HDP expands, enterprises are looking for pre-built integrations that mitigate deployment risk, are pre-tested and certified.

Delivering Certification Breadth and Depth

Our certification program is the most comprehensive certification for Hadoop platforms on the market and offers detailed and specific certifications aligned with Enterprise Hadoop easing the adoption of a modern data architecture. Because modern Hadoop platforms interface with existing technologies in a wide variety of ways the certification program should match that breadth and depth through the certification offerings available.

Hortonworks Certified Technology Program offers testing and certification services to our partners across the platform to make sure our software integrates with your software, saving our customers time while providing them with an assurance of interoperability.

Partner Benefits

  • Accelerated adoption of your technology with proven HDP integration
  • Integration best practice guidance
  • HDP roadmap visibility and access to Alpha builds
  • Recognition as Hortonworks Certified Technology Partner and logo use
  • Hortonworks certification quote for reference in your marketing assets

Ready Programs

The HDP Ready extensions to the HDP Certification program provide ISVs with a clear method to communicate the level and depth of integration they have with Enterprise Hadoop. For the enterprise they can select tools that use approved, tested and certified integration with their platform. The four Ready programs correspond to key functional areas of Enterprise Hadoop for data access, operations, security and data governance.

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YARN Ready Certification

Apache Hadoop YARN is the data operating system for Hadoop 2, YARN Ready certification indicates your application or tool is integrated with YARN. More »

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Operations Ready

Apache Ambari is the open source management fabric for Hadoop. Operations Ready certification indicates your application or tool is integrated with Ambari APIs. More »

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Security Ready

Apache Hadoop is secured with a number of technologies, such as Kerberos, Apache Knox, and Apache Ranger. Security Ready certification indicates your application or tool is integrated with these technologies. More »

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Governance Ready

Apache Falcon is the open source engine that describes and orchestrates data flows into and within Hadoop. Governance Ready certification indicates your application or tool is integrated with Falcon. More »

How to Become Certified

Certification is available to Hortonworks Partners. Sign up to get your software or hardware solution certified with HDP here.

Become a Partner

Apply to join our partner program today:

  • Please fill out one applications per program. (If you would like to apply for more than one program please come back to this page to complete another application.
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