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Hortonworks Updates Hadoop on Windows

HDP 1.3 for Apache Hadoop Deployments Now Available on Windows Server, Delivering Seamless Application Portability across Windows, Linux and the Cloud

PALO ALTO, Calif.—August 13, 2013—Hortonworks, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform 1.3 (HDP) for Windows, a 100-percent open source data platform powered by Apache Hadoop.  HDP 1.3 for Windows is the only Apache Hadoop-based distribution certified to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012, enabling Microsoft customers to build and deploy Hadoop-based analytic applications. This release is further demonstration of the deep engineering collaboration between Microsoft and Hortonworks. HDP 1.3 for Windows is generally available now for download from Hortonworks.

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Application Portability

Delivering on the commitment to provide application portability across Windows, Linux and Windows Azure environments, HDP 1.3 enables the same data, scripts and jobs to run seamlessly across both Windows and Linux. Now organizations can have complete processing choice for their big data applications and port Hadoop applications from one operating system platform to another as needs and requirements change.

New Business Applications Now Possible on Windows

New functionality in HDP 1.3 for Windows includes HBase, Flume 1.3.1, ZooKeeper 3.4.5 and Mahout 0.7.0. These new capabilities enable customers to exploit net new types of data to build new business applications as part of their modern data architecture.

Hortonworks Data Platform 1.3 for Windows is the only distribution that enables organizations to run Hadoop-based applications natively on Windows and Linux, providing a common user experience and interoperability across operating systems. HDP for Windows offers the millions of customers running their businesses on Microsoft technologies an ecosystem-friendly Hadoop-based solution that integrates with familiar business analytics tools, such as Microsoft Excel and the Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 suite, and is built for the enterprise and Windows.

“Microsoft is committed to bringing big data to a billion users. To achieve this, we are working closely with Hortonworks to make Hadoop accessible to the broadest possible group of mass market and enterprise customers,” says Herain Oberoi, director, SQL Server Product Management at Microsoft. “Hortonworks Data Platform 1.3 helps us bring Hadoop to Windows so that Microsoft customers can get the best of Hadoop from Hortonworks on premises and from Microsoft in the cloud via HDInsight. In addition, customers can take advantage of integration with Microsoft’s leading business intelligence tools such as Power BI for Office 365, SQL Server and Excel.”

“Hortonworks continues to enable Windows users with powerful enterprise-grade Apache Hadoop,” said Bob Page, vice president, products, Hortonworks.” This new release enables organizations to build new types of applications that were previously not possible and to exploit the massive volumes and variety of data flowing into their data centers.”


Hortonworks Data Platform 1.3 for Windows is now available for download at:

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the only 100-percent open source software provider to develop, distribute and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Developed by the original architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and effectively run Hadoop at scale. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform, provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks also provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs. For more information, visit Go from Zero to Hadoop in 15 Minutes with the Hortonworks’ Sandbox.




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