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Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2 Delivers More Enterprise-Ready Hadoop

New Release Focuses on New and Improved YARN-Ready Engines, Enterprise SQL at Scale, Centralized Security and Improved Management

PALO ALTO, Calif., and NEW YORK—October 15, 2014—Hortonworks®, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.2, an enterprise-ready data platform that enables organizations to adopt a modern data architecture with Hadoop YARN as the architectural center, supported by key capabilities required of an enterprise data platform – spanning governance, security and operations.

In line with the Hortonworks approach of delivering a completely open source data platform with no proprietary extensions, HDP 2.2 includes the most recent innovations that have been developed within Hadoop and its related ecosystem of projects. In all, HDP 2.2 comprises more than 100 new and advanced features that integrate with YARN and allow organizations to simultaneously utilize batch, interactive and real-time methods to interact with a single set of data stored within Hadoop.

“HDP 2.2 reflects the incredible amount of innovation that has occurred within the Apache Hadoop community in the past six months,” said Tim Hall, vice president of product management, Hortonworks. “We listened to our customers, worked tirelessly within the various Apache projects to develop hundreds of new features and remained consistent in delivering all of our technology and product innovations back to the community. As a result, HDP 2.2 brings a tremendous amount of enterprise-ready features to the platform while adhering to enterprise requirements.”

The core new functionalities of HDP 2.2 include:

New and Improved YARN-Ready Engines

  • Enterprise-Ready Spark on YARN for data science
  • Apache Kafka for processing data from the “Internet of Things”

Enterprise SQL at Hadoop scale with

  • Updated SQL semantics for ACID transactions in Apache Hive
  • Improved SQL query performance with cost based optimizer
  • ORC file compression presents storage efficiencies

Apache Argus for centralized security administration and policy enforcement

  • Integration with Storm and Knox
  • Ability to enforce policy with Hive and HBase

Extensive management and monitoring improvements

  • 100% uptime target with cluster rolling upgrades
  • Ambari Views for custom visualization
  • Ambari Blueprints to deliver template cluster deployment

Improvements for business continuity

  • Automated cluster backup to the cloud for Microsoft® Azure™ and Amazon S3™
  • Ensure cluster uptime with rolling upgrades

An HDP 2.2 preview is available today for download at and general availability to customers will be in November 2014. A complete list of HDP features and enhancements can be found at:

Hortonworks will be attending Strata/Hadoop World, October 15-17 at the Javits Center in New York City. For more information about HDP 2.2 or Hortonworks’ partner ecosystem, please visit the Hortonworks booth #117.

Widespread Ecosystem Support

Hortonworks has deep partner relationships in the Hadoop industry, composed of strategic reseller, joint engineering, HDP certification and technology partnerships. Since the company’s founding, Hortonworks has strategically partnered with major vendors with the goal of growing a vibrant Apache Hadoop ecosystem and to help organizations adopt enterprise Hadoop. HDP 2.2 is supported by a broad ecosystem of partners as many partner solutions are based on HDP:


“This year we extended our strategic partnership with Hortonworks to help our joint customers get greater value from their investments in Hadoop by providing deeper integration with our market leading products such as the Vertica Analytics platform and other HP products and services,” said Colin Mahony, senior vice president and general manager, HP Software Big Data. “We are very excited about the launch of HDP 2.2 as Hadoop is a key part of the HP HAVEn big data strategy.”


“For the past few years, Microsoft has worked closely with Hortonworks to contribute back to the Hadoop community and bring Hadoop to Microsoft Azure through HDInsight and Windows Server with HDP,” said T. K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, corporate vice president, Data Platform at Microsoft. “The introduction of HDP 2.2 gives customers even more deployment options including the ability to automatically replicate their on premise data in the Azure cloud or to spin up a HDP cluster as a multi-node virtual machine. We’re pleased to be Hortonworks’ preferred cloud provider, and we look forward to helping customers solve their big data challenges.”

Red Hat

“Our alliance with Hortonworks is based on our shared belief that open source innovation is the best approach for enabling Hadoop in the enterprise,” said Greg Kleiman, director of strategy, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat. “By tightly integrating Red Hat solutions with the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2, we can offer our customers speed and agility in building open hybrid cloud solutions for running their new data life cycle on Hadoop. We are excited to push the envelope with Hortonworks to help enterprises realize the possibilities of next generation big data applications.”


“As a market leader in enterprise application software, we’re constantly looking for and developing solutions that will help our enterprise customers run their business simply,” said Prasad Illapani, director, SAP HANA, Big Data Product Management and Strategy, SAP Labs LLC. “By reselling and integrating our solutions with the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2, our customers have the option of leveraging the power of the SAP HANA® platform with enterprise Hadoop Distributions, such as Hortonworks’ open source offering, to achieve infinite storage scalability and data exploration. Our technologies help enable the modern data architecture with both real-time responsiveness and deep data insights.”


“The HDP 2.2 release provides key enterprise capabilities that our Teradata customers are demanding and features in support of Teradata’s strategy to further integrate Hortonworks Data Platform with Teradata product offerings,” said Scott Gnau, president of Teradata Labs.  “In particular, we are excited about the improvements with YARN, new security features that Hortonworks has submitted to the Apache Software Foundation and the ability to integrate Ambari with Teradata’s value-added capabilities.”

Further reading

HDP 2.2 Blog                                         

Enterprise Hadoop:                                

Hadoop and a Modern Data Architecture:

YARN Ready:                                        

Become a Hortonworks Partner:           

 About Hortonworks

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The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.

Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop.

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