Cisco and Hortonworks established their official alliance back in 2013. Together, they have been bringing to life the vision of a single big data platform for the enterprise. As every industry is witnessing unprecedented quantities of data and a variety of new data types e.g. clickstream and behavior, machine and sensor, geographic data, server logs, sentiment and web…, Cisco and Hortonworks have been collaborating to empower companies with their data. Oftentimes, organizations need to optimize their IT infrastructure and free up their Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to make the most of all of their data, building new analytic applications and moving towards the vision of the Data Lake.
Today, Cisco and Hortonworks are tightly integrated in the data center and engage in deep engineering relationship to provide additional value to customers. It is in this context that Cisco is today announcing it has established software resale agreement with Hortonworks® for its industry leading Apache™ Hadoop® Data Management capabilities and innovation. If you remember the integration of Cisco UCS Director Express with Apache Ambari or the incredible performance of the Hortonworks Data Platform with Cisco UCS, this agreement should not be a big surprise. However, it is important because it brings customers and channel partners with even more benefits, including simplified computing provisioning for Hadoop and a streamlined consumption model.
The combination of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Cisco UCS allows IT departments and business decisions makers to adopt a new, massively scalable, secure, and considerably more efficient approach to data within the enterprise. Apache Hadoop has become a strategic data platform as it offers the fastest path for businesses to unlock value in big data while maximizing existing investments. The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is the only 100% open source distribution of Apache Hadoop that is enterprise grade having been built, tested and hardened with enterprise rigor. The combination of HDP and Cisco UCS provides industry-leading platform for Hadoop based applications. Apache Hadoop YARN, the data operating system within Hadoop, makes it possible to store a pool of data in one cluster and access them with a variety of processing engines. This means that your organization can get more value out of their data and their Hadoop infrastructure.
In combination with the recently launched Cisco Connected Analytics for IoE portfolio, today’s announcement provides customers with a full stack of best-of-breed hardware, software and services to select from to embed powerful analytics capabilities from the data center core to the cloud and to the edge for the most actionable business insights.
To learn more about how Hortonworks and Cisco collaborate, visit https://hortonworks.com/partner/cisco/