Last year, Microsoft teamed up with Hortonworks, which was named “the technology leader and ecosystem builder for the entire Hadoop industry” in a recent Forrester Research Inc. report, to bring the power of Apache Hadoop to Windows Server customers. A series of new patches have been submitted to the Apache Software Foundation that enables the use of the Apache Hadoop v1.0 stable branch with Windows Server. This work is expected to become part of future Apache Hadoop releases, including the Hadoop 0.23 branch, which features the next generation MapReduce and HDFS architectures.
“As long-time contributors and supporters of Apache Hadoop, Hortonworks is proud to provide expert technical assistance and support that helps organizations such as Microsoft extend Hadoop to reach millions of new users,” said Rob Bearden, CEO, Hortonworks. “Seamlessly combining the power of Apache Hadoop with existing Windows-based applications enables organizations to conduct deeper analysis of big data and make more intelligent business decisions.”
Both Hortonworks and Microsoft are presenting at Strata, including the following Apache Hadoop-focused sessions:
Future of Hadoop: Becoming an Enterprise Standard”
Eric Baldeschwieler, CTO, Hortonworks
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.
Insights On All Data with Microsoft Big Data”
Alexander Stojanovic, partner development manager, Azure Analytics, Microsoft
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
Asad Khan, senior program manager, Microsoft
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2:20 p.m.
Next for Apache Hadoop”
Arun Murthy, co-founder, Hortonworks
Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.
Additional sessions include:
- “SQL and NoSQL Are Two Sides of the Same Coin” by Erik Meijer on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 9 a.m.;
- “Do We Have the Tools We Need to Navigate the New World of Data?” by Dave Campbell on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9 a.m.;
- “Democratizing BI at Microsoft: 40,000 Users and Counting” by Kirkland Barrett on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.; and
- “Data Marketplaces for Your Extended Enterprise” by Piyush Lumba on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2:20 p.m.
Hortonworks is the leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent open source platform for storing, managing, and analyzing large volumes of data. The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build and deploy big data solutions. Together with the Apache community, Hortonworks is making Hadoop more robust and easier to install, manage, and use. Hortonworks provides unmatched technical support, training and certification programs for enterprises, systems integrators, and technology vendors. For more information, visit www.hortonworks.com.