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Hortonworks Certified Platinum ISV/IHV Partner
IBM is a Platinum ISV/IHV Partner in the Partnerworks Program.

The IBM and Hortonworks partnership provides customers with an integrated, open data platform to run big data and cognitive workloads. Combining Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms, IBM Data Science Experience, and the IBM Machine Learning platform helps customers achieve desired analytic results faster and at scale.

Experience solution bundles that give customers a better way to manage their data. See the new IBM Hadoop platform that’s fully integrated with IBM’s data science and machine learning platform. In addition, with this platform, IBM Power Systems and Spectrum Scale Storage customers also benefit from fast access to data and lower cost.

Power Systems

Today’s business leaders demand servers designed for big data that are optimized, secure, and adapt to changing workload requirements. IBM Power Systems offer servers built with open technologies and designed for mission-critical data applications. Power Systems leverages technology from the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open technology ecosystem that uses the IBM POWER architecture to help meet the evolving needs of big data applications. The combination of Power Systems with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) or Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) provides users with a highly efficient platform that provides leadership performance for big data and streaming workloads like Hadoop, Spark, machine learning and Nifi.

Power Systems servers are designed for big data, with key architectural features that enhance its performance for data intensive workloads including more processors threads and larger memory and cache than comparable x86 processors.

Hortonworks Data Platform and IBM Power Systems Solution Brief

Hortonworks DataFlow and IBM Power Systems Solution Brief


See how IBM Power Systems, built with the open innovation of POWER8 work in this overview.

Spectrum Scale

Enterprises and organizations are creating, analyzing and keeping more data than ever before. Those that can deliver insights faster while managing rapid infrastructure growth are the leaders in their industry. And to deliver those insights, an organization’s underlying storage must support both new-era big data and traditional applications with security, reliability and high-performance. To handle massive unstructured data growth, the solution must scale seamlessly while matching data value to the capabilities and costs of different storage tiers and types. IBM® Spectrum Scale™ meets these challenges. It is a high-performance parallel file system for managing data at scale with the distinctive ability to perform archive and analytics in place.


IBM Spectrum Scale is software-defined storage for high performance, large scale workloads on-premises or in the cloud.

IBM Spectrum Scale: Software defined storage for new era workloads

Hortonworks and IBM: Solutions for your big data journey

HDP Certifications

HDP - HDP Certified badge indicates this partner’s solution has been certified to work with HDP; reviewed for architectural best practices and validated against a comprehensive suite of integration test cases, benchmarked for scale under varied workloads and comprehensively documented.

Yarn Ready - Apache Hadoop YARN is the data operating system for Hadoop 2. YARN Ready certification recognizes applications that integrate with YARN and process data via pushdown computation to the cluster. Examples of a YARN ready solution includes an application that has native YARN application master or leverages scale-out capabilities of the platform like Hive, Spark and MR2.

Security Ready - Apache Hadoop is secured with a number of technologies, such as Kerberos, Apache Knox, and Apache Ranger. Security Ready certification recognizes applications that can integrate with Kerberos-enabled HDP cluster and supports HDFS encryption and user impersonation.