Hortonworks Data Platform 1.2 Boosts Enterprise Apache Hadoop Support
Hortonworks, a provider of enterprise software based on Apache Hadoop, has announced the availability of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 1.2, an open-source platform powered by Apache Hadoop. The enterprise-grade HDP includes Apache Ambari, a Web-based tool for provisioning, managing, and monitoring Apache Hadoop clusters. In addition to Ambari, Hortonworks also introduced new capabilities for improving security and ease of use, which enables HDP to deliver an enterprise-class distribution of Apache Hadoop that is endorsed and adopted by some of the largest vendors in the IT ecosystem, the company said.
Hortonworks, which is a contributor to Apache Hadoop, continues to innovate throughout all Hadoop-related projects, packaging the most enterprise-ready components, such as Ambari, into the Hortonworks Data Platform, Cunitz said, adding that Ambari represents the forefront of innovation in Apache Hadoop management. Built on Apache Hadoop 1.0, HDP 1.2 improves the ease of enterprise adoption for Apache Hadoop with comprehensive management and monitoring, enhanced connectivity to high-performance drivers, and the ability to bring the HBase, Hive and HCatalog projects into the enterprise.
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