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Hortonworks Announces ‘YARN Ready’ Program to Accelerate Hadoop Adoption

 New Addition to the Hortonworks Partner Certification Program Empowers Developers and ISVs to Build and Integrate Applications Natively in Hadoop

PALO ALTO, Calif.—June 3, 2014—Hortonworks, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the launch of the YARN Ready Program as the latest addition to the Hortonworks Partner Certification Program. The program provides partners with the assurance that their YARN Ready tools and applications are fully compatible with the Hortonworks Data Platform.

Today’s enterprises are looking to go beyond batch processing and integrate existing applications with Hadoop to realize the benefits of real-time processing and interactive query capabilities. Specifically created to capitalize on the capabilities of Hadoop 2, the YARN Ready Program includes tools, guides, sample code, access to the technical resources and a simple mechanism for certification—indicating that new and existing tools and applications have been deeply integrated with YARN.

As more organizations move from single-application Hadoop clusters to a versatile, integrated Hadoop 2 data platform hosting multiple applications, YARN is strategically positioned as the true integration point of today’s enterprise data layer. At the architectural center of Hadoop, YARN provides access to the core elements of the platform. Tools and applications that are YARN Ready have been certified to deeply integrate with the Hortonworks Data Platform.

“Enterprises are looking for tools and applications that more effectively integrate with Hadoop in a resource consistent way, helping to make the promise of a data lake a reality,” said Bob Page, vice president of partner product management at Hortonworks. “Applications that are YARN Ready give customers assurance that they will run these workloads in Hadoop rather than on Hadoop.”

The YARN Ready Program is available under the umbrella of the Hortonworks Partner Certification Program, designed to expand, support and accelerate the growth of a vibrant Apache Hadoop ecosystem. By being YARN Ready, ISVs can now integrate with Hortonworks’ 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop platform and benefit from:

  • Tech Expertise—With access to the architects and builders of YARN and a detailed implementation guide with sample code, partners can accelerate next-generation Hadoop deployments at their enterprise customers.
  • Roadmap Input—Hortonworks’ steadfast commitment to 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop ensures that its partner community is empowered with input into the future direction of YARN, access to pre-release builds, and visibility into the YARN roadmap, ensuring the success of future Hadoop integration projects.
  • Recognition—ISV partners can ease enterprise customer concerns regarding their Hadoop integration projects by citing their Hortonworks Certified Technology Partner status.
  • Revenue—Proven integration with the Hortonworks Data Platform, one of the most widely deployed Apache Hadoop distributions, helps customer confidence and accelerates adoption

Partner Quotes

–Steve Shine, CEO, Actian

“Actian and Hortonworks expand the world of Hadoop for SQL users of all kinds and turn data into transformational business value. Today Actian announced the first YARN Ready, industrial grade, analytics platform with industry-leading performance. Our joint innovation unleashes millions of business-savvy SQL users with no constraints on Hadoop data.”

–Gary Nakamura, CEO, Concurrent, Inc.

“Enterprises turn to Concurrent to build rich data-centric enterprise applications on Hadoop. Our partnership with Hortonworks is centered around making it easier for enterprises to operationalize their data and quickly deliver applications that leverage the benefits of HDP and the underlying innovations like Apache YARN and Apache Tez. With Cascading being YARN Ready, we’ll be able to deliver flexible and reliable solutions to meet our customers’ business needs.”

–Henry Sohn, VP of Business Operations, DataTorrent

“As a YARN-native application, DataTorrent RTS enables enterprises to leverage their existing Hadoop environment for real-time stream analytics on a massive scale. YARN Ready certification provides our customers with the knowledge that they’ll be able to scalably ingest data from any source, process it at sub-second speeds and take action in real-time.”

–Rohit de Souza, VP and general manager, HP Autonomy

“HP IDOL for Hadoop is designed to help enterprises manage, control, and derive greater insight and value from all forms of data stored in Hadoop. With YARN Ready, our customers can search and run deep analytics against text, image, audio and video data more efficiently within the Hadoop ecosystem, to achieve a 360 degree view of big data.”

–Nima Haddadkaveh, Hunk product manager, Splunk

“We’re pleased to certify HDP 2.1 with Hunk 6.1 for exploratory analytics with schema-on-the-fly search and visualizations in minutes, not months. We look forward to joint product development to take further advantage of YARN, Apache Tez data science pipelines, and Apache Knox perimeter security.”

–Michael Hiskey, Vice President of Product Marketing at MicroStrategy

“Superior SQL access in Hadoop gives our clients the ability to achieve sophisticated analytics and scalability. Since Hive has been integrated with YARN, we’ve experienced a significant performance improvement,” he continued, “being YARN Ready ensures our clients that analytics execute in a cooperative manner with other workloads running in the cluster.”

–Chris Twogood, vice president, product and services marketing, Teradata

“Our new Teradata QueryGrid™ capability with Teradata Database 15 enables businesses to get the most value out of all their data by taking advantage of specialized processing engines. These components operate as a cohesive analytic environment. QueryGrid automates and optimizes analytic systems through push-down processing into Hadoop. We look forward to the benefits of unprecedented speed and scale delivered by the Hive performance improvements from the Stinger initiative.”


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