San Francisco, February 17, 2015 – Coming on the heels of the newly announced Open Data Platform Initiative (ODP), which includes Platinum level founding members Pivotal® and Hortonworks® (NASDAQ: HDP), the two companies today announced a unified approach to meeting enterprise data management and analytics needs through a strategic and commercial alliance. Pivotal and Hortonworks will focus their efforts around a consistent core of Apache™ Hadoop®-based capabilities, including product integrations, joint engineering and production support. This strategic alignment marks a concerted strategy by both companies to leverage core competencies to maximize the benefits to their enterprise customers and partners.
The strategic partnership marries Pivotal’s best-in-class SQL on Hadoop, analytical database and NoSQL in-memory technologies, with Hortonworks’ best-in class expertise and support for Hadoop. The Pivotal/Hortonworks alliance includes the following:
Sundeep Madra, Vice President of Data and Mobile Product Group, Pivotal
“Pivotal and Hortonworks are both shaping a new data infrastructure through open source technology. Our partnership with Hortonworks maintains the speed and flexibility of open source, while bringing world-class, modern data analytics and services vital to enterprises. Most importantly, the move away from fragmentation to a unified approach for a common Hadoop core will help remove key barriers to the widespread enterprise adoption of Apache Hadoop.”
Shaun Connolly, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Hortonworks
“Pivotal is joining Hortonworks in our belief that the best way to deliver infrastructure platform technology today is completely in open source. Moreover, we believe that collaborative open source software development under the governance model of an entity like the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is the best way to accelerate innovation that targets enterprise end users since it brings the largest number of developers together in a way that enables innovation to happen far faster than any single vendor could achieve and in a way that is free of friction for the enterprise.”
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