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HDP is the industry's only true secure, enterprise-ready open source Apache™ Hadoop® distribution based on a centralized architecture (YARN). HDP addresses the complete needs of data-at-rest, powers real-time customer applications and delivers robust analytics that accelerate decision making and innovation.



Data Lifecycle & Governance

Data workflow


Provisioning, Managing, & Monitoring



Administration Authentication Authorization Auditing Data Protection



Hadoop Distributed File System


Cornerstone of Hortonworks Data Platform

YARN and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) are the cornerstone components of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). While HDFS provides the scalable, fault-tolerant, cost-efficient storage for your big data lake, YARN provides the centralized architecture that enables you to process multiple workloads simultaneously. YARN provides the resource management and pluggable architecture for enabling a wide variety of data access methods.

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Data Management

Data streaming, processing and analytics engines for a variety of workloads

Hortonworks Data Platform includes a versatile range of processing engines that empower you to interact with the same data in multiple ways, at the same time. This means applications can interact with the data in the best way: from batch to interactive SQL or low latency access with NoSQL. Emerging use cases for data science, search and streaming are also supported with Apache Spark, Storm and Kafka.

Data Access

Load and manage data according to policy

HDP extends data access and management with powerful tools for data governance and integration. They provide a reliable, repeatable, and simple framework for managing the flow of data in and out of Hadoop. This control structure, along with a set of tooling to ease and automate the application of schema or metadata on sources is critical for successful integration of Hadoop into your modern data architecture.

Hortonworks has engineering relationships with many leading data management providers to enable their tools to work and integrate with HDP.

Data Governance & Integration

Authentication, authorization, and data protection

Security is woven and integrated into HDP in multiple layers. Critical features for authentication, authorization, accountability and data protection are in place to help secure HDP across these key requirements. Consistent with this approach throughout all of the enterprise Hadoop capabilities, HDP also ensures you can integrate and extend your current security solutions to provide a single, consistent, secure umbrella over your modern data architecture.

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Take the guesswork out of operating Hadoop

Operations teams deploy, monitor and manage a Hadoop cluster within their broader enterprise data ecosystem. Apache Ambari simplifies this experience. Ambari is an open source management platform for provisioning, managing, monitoring, and securing the Hortonworks Data Platform. It enables Hadoop to fit seamlessly into your enterprise environment.

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Provision and manage Hadoop clusters in any cloud environment

Cloudbreak, as part of Hortonworks Data Platform and powered by Apache Ambari, allows you to simplify the provisioning of clusters in any cloud environment including; Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and OpenStack. It optimizes your use of cloud resources as workloads change.

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What's New in Hortonworks Data Platform 2.4

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For data scientists

  • Speed up Spark StreamingExperience performance gains up to 10 times for applications that store large datasets such as state management, through a revamped Spark Streaming state tracking API.

  • Seamless Data AccessAchieve higher performance with Spark 1.6 through a new Dataset API which is an extension of DataFrame API and also supports compile-time type checking.

  • Dynamic Executor Allocation Utilize cluster resources efficiently through Dynamic Executor Allocation functionality that automatically expands and shrinks resources based on utilization.

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For Hadoop operators

  • More Flexible UpgradesAmbari 2.2 provides Hadoop operators a faster way to upgrade their clusters by automating both maintenance and feature releases, while the cluster is down.

  • Simplified Security OperationsService configurations for Ranger provides a continuation of the new user experience. In addition, optional storage of Kerberos credentials and customizable security settings simplify administration and provide additional security.

  • Improved Troubleshooting Ambari 2.2 makes it easier and faster to perform troubleshooting with customizable metric widget graph display timezone and the ability to export metrics to identify and respond to problems quickly.


Hortonworks SmartSense™

Stay ahead of cluster issues and resolve them rapidly.
HDP Downloads

Try out the latest HDP features and functionality with Hortonworks Sandbox, or set HDP up for a production environment, install and configure your clusters.

HDP Add-Ons

Check out HDP add-ons for connecting with popular BI tools, powering search queries and more.