June 12, 2012

Hortonworks Announces Version 1 of its Hadoop-centric Data Platform

As we've noted before, the open source Hadoop software framework has becom a phenomenon as a way of breaking complicated problems apart, spreading them across many computers, and allowing organiations to glean insight from extremely large data sets. While Hadoop is centrally driven by the Apache Software Foundation, front ends for it, support offerings for it and dedicated, unique distributions have been spreading out. Hortonworks has gathered a lot of notice for its complete data platform built to leverage Hadoop and its components for extending Hadoop. Version 1 of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is arriving this week.

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