HP is the latest firm to partner up with a Hadoop specialist in order to advance its big data offerings, announcing a $50m investment in Hortonworks and enabling HP customers to deploy its Hadoop distribution within HP's Haven big data platform.
The move will help accelerate the adoption of Enterprise Apache Hadoop by deeply integrating the Hortonworks Data Platform with HP Haven. HP and Hortonworks also said they have committed to integrating their engineering strategies and deepening their existing go-to-market collaboration.
Colin Mahony, general manager of HP's Vertica subsidiary, said: "Hortonworks has demonstrated outstanding dedication and expertise in addressing the business and technology needs of its customers within this new era of information and data, and we look forward to partnering with the Hortonworks team to deliver innovative big data solutions to our customers."
For Hortonworks, vice president of corporate strategy Shaun Connolly said that the partnership made sense given the rapid adoption of Enterprise Hadoop as a component of corporate data architecture, and the fact that HP is the leading global server vendor.
"Both organisations are committing engineering resources to integrate the Hortonworks Data Platform with key HP technologies including the marquee HP Haven offering. A key element of this commitment is to certify HP Vertica as YARN Ready – signifying that it has been certified to integrate deeply with YARN, the architectural centre of Enterprise Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform," he wrote on the Hortonworks blog.
The strengthened relationship between HP and Hortonworks further sees HP's chief technology officer Martin Fink taking up a seat on the Hortonworks board of directors.
HP's Haven platform was launched last year, combining Hadoop with HP technologies including Autonomy, Vertica and ArcSight security.
Earlier this year, Hortonworks announced a partnership with Red Hat to integrate the Hortonworks Data Platform with key Red Hat infrastructure products, including Red Hat Linux with OpenJDK and the Red Hat Storage Server.
Meanwhile, Intel announced a partnership with Hadoop specialist Cloudera that saw it become Cloudera's largest shareholder and gain a seat on that firm's board of directors, while Intel gained access to Cloudera's Hadoop-based tools for its own big data platform.
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