Last year, Microsoft teamed up with Hortonworks, which was named “the technology leader and ecosystem builder for the entire Hadoop industry” in a recent Forrester Research Inc. report, to bring the power of Apache Hadoop to Windows Server customers. A series of new patches have been submitted to the Apache Software Foundation that enables the use of the Apache Hadoop v1.0 stable branch with Windows Server. This work is expected to become part of future Apache Hadoop releases, including the Hadoop 0.23 branch, which features the next generation MapReduce and HDFS architectures.
“As long-time contributors and supporters of Apache Hadoop, Hortonworks is proud to provide expert technical assistance and support that helps organizations such as Microsoft extend Hadoop to reach millions of new users,” said Rob Bearden, CEO, Hortonworks. “Seamlessly combining the power of Apache Hadoop with existing Windows-based applications enables organizations to conduct deeper analysis of big data and make more intelligent business decisions.”
Both Hortonworks and Microsoft are presenting at Strata, including the following Apache Hadoop-focused sessions:
Eric Baldeschwieler, CTO, Hortonworks
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.
Alexander Stojanovic, partner development manager, Azure Analytics, Microsoft
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
Asad Khan, senior program manager, Microsoft
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2:20 p.m.
Arun Murthy, co-founder, Hortonworks
Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.
Additional sessions include: