Today, Hadoop has been synonymous with big data as it has been the platform of choice for big data processing.Apache™ Hadoop® is an open source project governed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) that allows you to gain insight from massive amounts of structured and unstructured data quickly and without significant investment.
Hadoop started as an open source initiative (and still it is!) and soon it was adopted and nurtured by Yahoo! to support its web applications. Then many came forward to embrace it. According to Wikipedia, as of 2013, Hadoop adoption is widespread. For example, more than half of the Fortune 50 uses Hadoop.
In 2011, Yahoo spun off a company called Hortonworks with a bunch of experts who originally architected and developed Hadoop to make it commercially available to enterprises.
There are others who provide Hadoop distribution for enterprise but Hortonworks has been a definite leader in the ecosystem. Apache Hadoop distribution of Hortonworks comes as Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). HDP completes the core requirements of the enterprises to complement modern data architecturewith a 100% open source, fully-tested and certified, Apache™ Hadoop® data platform. HDP is deeply integrated with strategic data centre technologies and allows reusing existing skills and resources. Again, HDP for Windows enables seamless integration with the Microsoft BI tool ecosystem and is the ONLY Hadoop distribution available for Windows Server.
Hortonworks also extends the ecosystem by having an array of hosting partners who are already industry leaders – Microsoft, HP, Rackspace and many more…
It has been quite some time people are using Hadoop and now it has evolved to Hadoop 2.0. With a highly scalable and performant architecture and initiative like YARN and Stinger it is all set to be the enterprise data platform. And again Hortonworks is the flag-bearer.
We are quite excited to announce that we have been chosen as the System integration / Consultant partner by Hortonworks and can’t wait to help customers ride the elephant with HDP.