Red Hat, Hortonworks Enhance Relationship Over Hadoop
Hortonworks and Red Had enhanced their relationship with a strategic alliance and integrated product lines, including an HDP plug-in for Red Hat Storage.Hortonworks and Red Hat announced an expansion of their existing relationship to form a strategic alliance that will include the new Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) plug-in for Red Hat Storage. The enhanced alliance between open-source leaders in the Hadoop and Linux worlds encompasses the integration of product lines, joint go-to-market initiatives and collaborative customer support, as well as the availability of the beta program for the HDP plug-in for Red Hat Storage. Red Hat and Hortonworks presented a Webcast Feb. 10 to provide detail on their expanded alliance. Hadoop continues to gain traction in enterprise big data implementations. According to a recent IDC study commissioned by Red Hat, "... 32 percent of respondents indicated that their firms have existing Hadoop deployments. An additional 31 percent indicated that they had plans to deploy it within 12 months. And finally 36 percent said that their Hadoop deployment schedule could go beyond 12 months." "At the rapid rate that enterprises expand their Hadoop requirements—due to the business consistently identifying new use cases and more internal stakeholders—the Red Hat and Hortonworks strategic alliance provides a seamless approach to enabling the next generation of data-driven applications," Shaun Connolly, vice president of corporate strategy at Hortonworks, said in a statement. "Our mutual customers complement both their Hadoop strategy and commitment to community-driven open-source innovation."
Red Hat said that, with an enterprise Apache Hadoop platform that is tightly integrated with open hybrid cloud technologies, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, OpenJDK, Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat Storage, the two companies plan to deliver infrastructure solutions that enable the next generation of data-driven applications. This will enable enterprises to more quickly analyze big data.