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December 19, 2018
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Announcing the Release of the First HDP 3 Sandbox!

We are excited to announce the release of the first Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 3 Sandbox. The Hortonworks sandbox is a great way to test drive some of the latest features found in HDP 3. The sandbox, a single node environment, is packed with 100% open-source Apache Projects that will allow you to explore Big Data and Data Science within minutes.

Explore the brand new Ambari UI:

View the New Ambari Features

Create and query Hive tables with Data Analytics Studio (DAS):

DAS helps users perform operations on Hive tables and provides recommendations for optimizing the performance of their queries. Learn more about DAS.

Learn more about what drives HDP 3 such as Hadoop 3, Hive 3.1 and other enhancements.


The sandbox is available for the following Virtual Environments:

Select your Sandbox Flavor, download, deploy and play with your new HDP 3 sandbox in minutes.


Deploy your sandbox with confidence by following along these new sandbox deployment videos.


Explore the first HDP 3 sandbox by following along with our tutorials. All tutorials have been carefully tested, validated and updated.


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  1. Learn more about the HDP 3 highlights 
  2. Apache Hadoop 3 Blog Series – Recap 
  3. Explore the HDP 3 Documentation
  4. Fun projects using HDP 3
    1.  Data Science Engineering Platform HDP 3.0 Hybrid Secure Scalable
    2. Autonomous Car demo using HDP 3.0 on the main stage at
  5. Need more help? Visit the Hortonworks Community Connection(HCC) and interact directly with the community and our development team. 

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