We are very pleased to announce that Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Version 2.3 is now generally available for download. HDP 2.3 brings numerous enhancements across all elements of the platform spanning data access to security to governance. This version delivers a compelling new user experience, making it easier than ever before to “do Hadoop” and deliver transformational business outcomes with Open Enterprise Hadoop.
As we announced at Hadoop Summit in San Jose, there are a number of significant innovations as part of this release including:
HDP 2.3 represents the very latest innovation from across the Hadoop ecosystem. Literally, hundreds of developers have been collaborating with us to evolve each of the individual Apache Software Foundation (ASF) projects from the broader Apache Hadoop ecosystem. The various project teams have coalesced these new facets into a comprehensive and open Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), delivering both new features and closing out a wide variety of issues across Apache Hadoop and its related projects.
In conjunction with the HDP 2.3 general availability, Apache Ambari 2.1 is now also generally available. Aside from delivering a breakthrough configuration and customization experience, Ambari 2.1 includes support for installing, managing and monitoring Apache Accumulo and Apache Atlas, along with expanded high-availability support for Apache Ranger and Apache Storm.
Here is the up-to-date view of all components and versions that comprise HDP 2.3:
Thank you to everyone within and across the open source community who worked to deliver the staggering amount of innovation contained within these projects!
This release is a big step forward, and we’re excited that more and more companies are transforming their businesses using HDP’s unique capabilities. While many early adopters were drawn to Hadoop based on it’s ability to process and store data cost-effectively at scale, the continued innovation within the Hadoop ecosystem which makes up HDP now delivers so much more than simple cost savings through the use of commodity hardware and descriptive reporting. HDP is being used in an increasing number of mission critical environments and is fueling entirely new businesses based on analytics and data. Everyday HDP powers these new businesses, as Jim Walker, vice president of marketing at EverString, attests:
For EverString, HDP serves as the backbone of our Predictive Marketing business. Our company is the realization of an entire business fundamentally built on HDP, not simply an application on Hadoop. Our customers rely on us to deliver the true value of Hadoop as a service, and our success is predicated on the reliability of Hortonworks and enterprise readiness of HDP.
This blog is first in a series of three posts. Look for the next two posts this week as we explore all the new capabilities of HDP 2.3.