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June 20, 2012
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Hortonworks Data Platform v1.0 Download Now Available

If you haven’t yet noticed, we have made Hortonworks Data Platform v1.0 available for download from our website. Previously, Hortonworks Data Platform was only available for evaluation for members of the Technology Preview Program or via our Virtual Sandbox (hosted on Amazon Web Services). Moving forward and effective immediately, Hortonworks Data Platform is available to the general public.

Hortonworks Data Platform is a 100% open source data management platform, built on Apache Hadoop. As we have stated on many occasions, we are absolutely committed to the Apache Hadoop community and the Apache development process. As such, all code developed by Hortonworks has been contributed back to the respective Apache projects.

Version 1.0 of Hortonworks Data Platform includes Apache Hadoop-1.0.3, the latest stable line of Hadoop as defined by the Apache Hadoop community. In addition to the core Hadoop components (including MapReduce and HDFS), we have included the latest stable releases of essential projects including HBase 0.92.1, Hive 0.9.0, Pig 0.9.2, Sqoop 1.4.1, Oozie 3.1.3 and Zookeeper 3.3.4. All of the components have been tested and certified to work together. We have also added tools that simplify the installation and configuration steps in order to improve the experience of getting started with Apache Hadoop.

In addition to the Hadoop projects listed above, we have also bundled and tightly integrated a few unique offerings into our data platform including the following:

  • Metadata Services via HCatalog 0.4.0. HCatalog is a  metadata and table management system that simplifies data sharing between Hadoop and other enterprise data systems.
  • Management and Monitoring Services via Apache Ambari. Ambari is an open source management and monitoring platform that includes intuitive dashboards for monitoring clusters and creating alerts.
  • Data Integration Services via Talend Open Studio for Big Data. Talend offers the leading open source data integration tool that allows you to easily connect Apache Hadoop to hundreds of data systems without having to write code.

There is also an HDP High Availability (HA) Kit available from Hortonworks, which eliminates the NameNode and JobTracker single points of failure. The initial kit is a VM-based solution that utilizes VMware’s vSphere(™) platform to monitor and automate failover for NameNode and JobTracker services.

The initial version of Hortonworks Data Platform is for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5.X and CentOS version 5.X. We will add broader support for operating systems in upcoming releases. To get started, including downloading a user guide that walks you through the process of installing and configuring Hortonworks Data Platform v1.0, please visit the Download page.

Please note that there are a number of useful technical resources at your disposal when evaluating Hortonworks Data Platform, including online documentation, community forums and a Hortonworks knowledge base. Please visit the Community section of our website for these resources and more.

~ Ari Zilka


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