Advanced Data Management and Analytics Platforms from Hortonworks and Pivotal

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Rob bearden, CEO, Hortonworks

Rob bearden, CEO, Hortonworks

SANTA CLARA, CA: Software developers Hortonworks and Pivotal have announced strategic expansion of their existing partnership focusing on Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Pivotal HDB. This expansion integrates Hortonworks’ data management and processing capabilities with Pivotal’s analytics engine for Apache Hadoop. This strategic alliance has led to various significant developments, the first one being Standardization of Pivotal HDP, which is identical to the Hortonworks Data Platform. The Pivotal HDP will provide clients with access to better data security, along with enhanced governance and operation functionalities of the HDP.

"Through this expanded partnership, customers will now benefit from the deep expertise of both companies in delivering enterprise-ready open source software for production environments at scale for the most demanding workloads," says Herb Cunitz, President, Hortonworks. "Hortonworks and Pivotal are aligned in the belief that the best way to deliver infrastructure platform technology today is to eliminate fragmentation and do it completely in open source."

The other offering is that Hortonworks will provide professional customer support and professional implementation services for Hortonworks HDB powered by Apache HAWQ. Hortonworks HDB is a support subscription based software that is completely identical to Pivotal HDB, it delivers native SQL support on Hadoop.

"This collaboration brings to life our shared belief in an open source approach and the pervasive adoption of enterprise-ready modern data platforms," says Leo Spiegel, Senior Vice President, corporate development and strategy, Pivotal. "Together, Pivotal and Hortonworks have a unified approach via the ODPi Core which removes key barriers to the widespread enterprise adoption of Hadoop and modern big data applications."