Tag: Hortonworks

From Spiders to Elephants: The History of Hadoop

Apr 15, 2015 |

Have you ever wonder where this thing called Hadoop came from, or even why it’s here? Marko Bonaci has wondered such things, too. In fact, he wondered about them so much that he decided to write a History of Hadoop chapter for his upcoming book, “Spark in Action.” Bonaci’s History of Hadoop starts humbly enough in 1997, when Doug Cutting sat down to write the first edition of the Lucene search engine. In 2000, Cutting placed Lucene into the open Read more…

Hortonworks Deals to Streamline Hadoop Deployments

Apr 13, 2015 |

Hortonworks today announced the acquisition of Sequence IQ, a Hungarian developer of cloud deployment automation tools for Hadoop. Hortonworks, which is hosting its Hadoop Summit Europe in Brussels this week, also shipped a maintenance release of its Hadoop distribution that includes Apache Ambari 2.0 and officially adds Apache Spark to the mix. One of the big challenges customers face when implementing a modern Hadoop cluster is just getting it up and running. It’s not such an issue in small clusters Read more…

Making Sense of the ODP—Where Does Hadoop Go From Here?

Feb 24, 2015 |

It was no coincidence that Hortonworks and Pivotal unveiled Open Data Platform last week at the start of Strata + Hadoop World, which is Cloudera’s semi-annual parade to everything Hadoop. But now that the dust has settled on that bombshell, let’s look a little closer at the ODP, the organization’s key members, and what it means to the Hadoop stack and ecosystem going forward. To recap: the ODP was unveiled one week ago by Pivotal, Hortonworks, IBM, and 12 other Read more…

LinkedIn Spinoff Confluent to Extend Kafka

Nov 10, 2014 |

The LinkedIn team that built the Apache Kafka real-time messaging service has left to form a new company called Confluent. The startup said it would offer a “real-time data platform” built around Apache Kafka. Along with serving as a robust real-time, scalable messaging system, Kafka has been applied to collecting user activity data, logs, application metrics, even device instrumentation. Confluent’s chief focus appears to be supplying “high-volume data” as a “real-time stream for consumption in systems with very different requirements,” Read more…

Hortonworks Files for IPO, Will Trade Under ‘HDP’

Nov 10, 2014 |

Hortonworks today announced that it plans to go public on the NASDAQ Global Select Market using the ticker symbol HDP, the name of its flagship product, Hortonworks Data Platform. The Silicon Valley firm did not reveal how much stock it will sell or at what price. But as the first Hadoop distributor with concrete initial public offering (IPO) plans, HDP is sure to grab a lot of attention. Unlike the dot-com boom that last from 1998 to 2000, few, if Read more…

Teradata Edges Closer To Hadoop

Oct 9, 2014 |

Teradata made a major advance into the Hadoop ecosystem today with a series of announcements, including a new Hadoop cloud service, a data lineage tracking tool for HDFS called Loom, and a new reseller agreement with Cloudera, to go along with its existing one with Hortonworks. The mainstream thinking in the Hadoop environment seems to have the big yellow pachyderm eating Teradata‘s lunch. It’s inevitable, the reasoning goes, that customers will move their big data warehousing workloads from expensive Teradata Read more…

HP Taps Hortonworks to Supply Hadoop for HAVEn

Jul 24, 2014 |

Hewlett-Packard and Hortonworks today announced a strategic partnership that will see the vendors work together around Hadoop. In exchange for HP’s $50 million investment in Hortonworks, HP gets the right to distribute the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) as the Hadoop component of its HAVEn big data suite. While HP offers a range of IT solutions for big data problems, the IT giant has not had a very aggressive Hadoop strategy. It strengthened its Hadoop story in June 2013, when it Read more…

Playing Stadium Tycoon with HANA and Hadoop

Oct 3, 2013 |

In the video game Roller Coaster Tycoon, players would build and manage an amusement park while being able to see the thoughts of their patrons in real time as they walk through and experience the park. Through social media, Hadoop, and HANA, the software giant SAP says the same type of interaction can be created in the real world.

Yahoo! Spinning Continuous Computing with YARN

Jun 28, 2013 |

YARN was the big news this week, with the announcement that the Hadoop resource manager is finally hitting the streets as part of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) “Community Preview.” According to Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz, who spoke at Hadoop Summit this week, Yahoo! has been able to leverage YARN to transform the processing in their Hadoop cluster from simple, stodgy MapReduce, to a nimble micro-batch engine processing machine – a change which they refer to as “continuous computing.”

Hortonworks Previews Future After Massive Funding Haul

Jun 26, 2013 |

Fresh from the game changing announcement that they have received a $50 million dollar haul from new investors, Hortonworks is in full swagger as Hadoop Summit kicks off today. The company put more cards on the table this morning, revealing the launch of the “community preview” of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.0, and a strategic partnership with Teradata that will culminate in a Hortonworks-based Hadoop appliance.