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Hortonworks Names Microsoft Azure HDInsight as Its Premier Connected Data Platforms Cloud Solution

Microsoft Celebrates 10 Years of Hadoop as Innovation Sponsor

SANTA CLARA and SAN JOSE, Calif. (Hadoop Summit) — June 28, 2016Hortonworks, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: HDP) today announced Microsoft Azure HDInsight as its Premier Connected Data Platforms cloud solution to give customers Apache™ Hadoop® in cloud environments. The two companies have been pioneering cloud solutions for the past four years together through a strategic partnership spanning joint engineering and go-to-market motions, giving customers the most flexible big data environments.  Microsoft is the leading sponsor of Hadoop Summit 2016 with the first ever Innovation Level sponsorship, and together the two companies are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Hadoop at the event.

Today’s modern organizations are embracing a cloud-first approach for deployment and management of data workloads. The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016 report calls out that “enterprises of all types and sizes are increasingly embracing the cloud as an important catapult for their business technology agenda.” Microsoft received the highest score for current offering and strategy in this report.

“Hortonworks and Microsoft jointly believe that in today’s hyper connected world, next generation architectures need to address data in all forms and in any environment to drive real-time insights,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer, Hortonworks.  “Azure HDInsight as our Premier Connected Data Platforms cloud solution gives customers flexibility to future proof their architecture as more workloads move to the cloud.”

“Microsoft and Hortonworks have been strong partners on cloud solutions for Big Data and we work jointly on several open source enhancements. For example, we recently enhanced the YARN resource manager to run concurrent applications on Spark at scale,” said Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president of data group, Microsoft. “Our strategic partnership with Hortonworks continues to give joint customers powerful solutions to deploy Hadoop and Spark in the cloud with ease.”

The Premier Connected Data Platforms Cloud Solution

Connected Data Platforms deliver actionable intelligence to customers by combining data-in- motion and data-at-rest to power modern data applications. Azure HDInsight, Hortonworks’ Premier Connected Data Platforms cloud solution, delivers Hadoop and Spark powered by Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®).

Recent updates to Azure HDInsight, built on HDP, include:

  • Enterprise Spark at Scale: Spark for Azure HDInsight is generally available now and includes a secure, scalable and enterprise-ready Spark implementation.
  • R Server for HDInsight in the cloud powered by Spark makes the Spark integration available both on-premises and in the cloud, and will be generally available this summer.

Customers can try Azure HDInsight today. For more information about Azure HDInsight, please visit www.hortonworks.com/products/cloud/azure

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Michelle Lazzar
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