Meanwhile, enterprise operators and application developers will be able to elastically scale their Hadoop infrastructure to meet changing demand with an open and flexible platform that supports a range of deployment scenarios – from physical to virtual and cloud, Red Hat said. HDP combined with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenJDK facilitates the development of analytic applications. HDP combined with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform provides Hadoop services on a secure, private cloud infrastructure.
"Our strategic alliance with Red Hat is important for developers because the integration of the Hortonworks Data Platform with Red Hat JBoss Middleware and OpenJDK provides them with a new set of tools to build new analytic applications,” John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing at Hortonworks, in a statement. “Developers now have a tightly integrated, more comprehensive platform to create these applications on top of net new data types."
In a blog post on the expanded alliance, Kreisa said the main goal of the Hortonworks/Red Hat alliance “is to help organizations adopt enterprise Apache Hadoop more quickly. This is a natural progression of our relationship with Red Hat because we are so closely aligned around a strategy of innovating in the open and applying enterprise rigor to open source software thereby de-risking it for the enterprise.”
In addition, data architects will be able to combine data in a single repository. The Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) combined with Red Hat Storage provides a secure and resilient general-purpose storage pool with multiple interfaces, including Hadoop, POSIX and OpenStack Object Storage (Swift). This can improve flexibility and speed the development and deployment of new and existing analytic workflows.
For a seamless experience, Hortonworks and Red Hat have been leveraging the Apache Ambari operational framework to add support for Red Hat Storage. Ambari supports pluggable Stacks and Services and Red Hat has leveraged this extensibility to add Red Hat Storage as an option when installing HDP via Ambari.
"We use Hadoop to capture and securely store an unprecedented amount of data, which has helped transform the way we do business,” said Mike Peterson, vice president of platforms and data architecture at Neustar, in a statement. “By taking another step to make Hadoop even more powerful, Hortonworks and Red Hat are helping enterprises like ours derive even more value from their big data strategy. Open source technologies from companies like Hortonworks and Red Hat continue to provide Neustar with the high levels of innovation required to meet the needs of our customers and grow our business."
Meanwhile, Hortonworks competitor Cloudera addressed the new Hortonworks/Red Hat alliance. "Cloudera has the most extensive partner ecosystem of any big data vendor to ensure our customers can deploy an enterprise data hub with the flexibility that they require," said Tim Stevens, vice president of Business and Corporate Development at Cloudera. "Cloudera primarily runs on Red Hat, and this announcement does not impact our relationship with them. Both Red Hat and Cloudera are committed to joint customer success.
"Cloudera is committed to providing developers with a familiar experience that makes it easier for them to use Hadoop as a 'routine' data source/target for enterprise data - examples being the contribution of the Kite SDK to the ecosystem, and certification of our software distribution for use with mainstream developer frameworks like Spring."