Big Data Giants Flex at Strata + Hadoop World

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2014-10-19 Print this article Print
 Strata + Hadoop World 2014

An HDP 2.2 preview is available for download here and general availability to customers will be in November 2014.

“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 for Storage and Big Data at Red Hat, in a statement. “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.”

In another announcement from the conference, Cloudera and Red Hat launched an alliance to deliver joint enterprise software solutions including data integration and application development tools, and data platforms.

As part of the alliance, the two companies plan to deliver joint solutions to enterprise customers with cooperative documentation, marketing and support, the companies said. Together, Cloudera and Red Hat will help enterprise customers deploy big data solutions that best suit their needs–on premises or in a hybrid or private cloud.

“Through rapid mainstream adoption, Hadoop has become the core of an enterprise data hub that requires a flexible deployment model, robust security, governance and agile development tools to be successful,” said Tim Stevens, vice president of business and corporate development at Cloudera, in a statement. “Our alliance with Red Hat allows for Hadoop workloads to be deployed and managed with the same confidence as other mission-critical workloads to deliver the next wave of big data-based innovation for the enterprise.”

The combined Cloudera and Red Hat solutions offer an open technology stack for enterprises to modernize their traditional data management architecture and deploy Hadoop as the core of their big data infrastructure. The companies plan to work together on cloud-ready data platforms and help enterprises move to the open hybrid cloud with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Sahara integrated with Cloudera Director and Cloudera Enterprise, all managed by Red Hat CloudForms.

They also are working on delivering enterprise-ready data platforms with the integration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenJDK support and Red Hat Storage Server with Cloudera Enterprise, Cloudera Manager and Cloudera Navigator. And they are delivering data integration and application development tools with Red Hat JBoss middleware and OpenShift by Red Hat integrated with Cloudera Enterprise that leverages the Cloudera Kite libraries, Cloudera Impala and Apache Hive connectors.

“Red Hat believes the data life cycle in the enterprise is changing rapidly and requires an open, agile approach to innovation in the data center,” Scott Musson, vice president of global strategic alliances at Red Hat, in a statement. “Hadoop and OpenStack are key components to this disruption. Red Hat customers are looking for choices in open software solutions for big data and hybrid cloud to help them easily and quickly transform their infrastructure and applications. With this announcement, Red Hat and Cloudera intend to give customers an open and modular technology stack to quickly derive new insights from their data, optimize their existing investment in platform infrastructure and lower the overall cost of managing data platforms.”


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