Hortonworks launches Apache Hadoop based platform

Hortonworks, the Yahoo spinoff launched in June, has debuted its Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). The platform packages a number of Apache Hadoop ecosystem projects into one system and includes (on top of the Hadoop MapReduce framework and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)) Hadoop subprojects such as the Pig data flow system, Hive SQL access, HBase NoSQL store and Zookeeper coordination. It also adds incubating projects HCatalog, a table and storage management service, and Ambari, a management project for Hadoop clusters formerly known as HMS. The company promises open APIs, and no proprietary management mechanisms, for WebHDFS, Ambari and HCatalog, to make integration easier for other software vendors.

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