Today we released the Hortonworks Data Platform 1.3 for Windows for Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012. This is an exciting major update to the only Enterprise Hadoop distribution on Windows. In this blog post, I will discuss what’s new and how to get started.
Enabling new data applications
This release brings component parity to the HDP Stack across all operating systems by adding the following components:
Also new in HDP 1.3 for Windows is Apache Hive 0.11. Hive 0.11 delivers a 50x improvement in performance for queries and broadens the range of SQL semantics supported in Hadoop as part of the Stinger Initiative. Use Excel to connect to Hive through our ODBC connector and channel these performance improvements through Excel queries.
If you want to see these capabilities in action, then you can watch one of five videos we have exploring the use of Hadoop across types of big data such as sensor data, sentiment data, web clickstream, geolocation data and server logs.
The best way to get started and evaluate HDP 1.3 for Windows is to set up a single node cluster. We’ve written a quick start guide that walks you through all the pre-requisites and install steps needed to get going. With a single node cluster, you can experience the full functionality of the product and develop against the new functionality added in this release.
HDP enables seamless integration with the Microsoft BI tool ecosystem. You can explore data in HDFS through Microsoft Power Query for Excel. You can query and analyze Hive data in Excel by using the ODBC driver add-on to connect to Hive Server 2. You can import/export data from and to SQL Server through Apache Sqoop.
Depending on your role, you might also find these resources useful:
Learn More. Please take a look at the Hortonworks Documentation to learn more about installing and using HDP 1.3 for Windows.
Tell Us About It. Please visit the HDP for Windows Forum to ask questions, get help, provide feedback and hear what others are doing with HDP.