Hortonworks, Mirantis and Red Hat Team to Simplify Deployment and Management of Apache Hadoop on OpenStack

  Hortonworks, Mirantis and Red Hat Team to Simplify Deployment and Management
  of Apache Hadoop on OpenStack

  Companies announce plan to accelerate Project Savanna within the OpenStack

OpenStack Summit 2013 Hadoop Summit 2013

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- April 16, 2013

Hortonworks, the leading contributor to Apache^TM Hadoop®, Mirantis, the
largest OpenStack^® systems integrator and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the
world’s leading provider of open source solutions and the largest contributor
to the most recent release of OpenStack, today announced they are working
together to contribute significantly to Project Savanna under the OpenStack
community guidelines to deliver Apache Hadoop on OpenStack. This collaboration
aims to provide many benefits including providing open source APIs and simpler
transitions when moving Hadoop workloads between public and private clouds.

OpenStack is a framework for building and managing private, public and hybrid
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds with core software projects
providing compute, storage and networking management services, and a shared
identity service and dashboard. Hadoop enables distributed processing of large
data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. The
goal of Project Savanna is to enable OpenStack users to easily provision and
manage elastic Hadoop clusters to speed the development and deployment of
cost-effective Hadoop on OpenStack.

Project Savanna

The collaborative effort between Hortonworks, Mirantis and Red Hat will focus
primarily on contributing engineering resources to Project Savanna, originally
developed as an OpenStack project by Mirantis. An important initial step for
Savanna is to provide an integration point for third party Hadoop provisioning
and management frameworks, such as the Apache Ambari project. This will allow
enterprise users to provision Hadoop distributions very quickly via OpenStack
APIs and Dashboard. In addition, Savanna will allow the utilization of unused
compute power from a general purpose OpenStack infrastructure pool for Hadoop
workloads. The companies expect to demonstrate the technology at the Hadoop
Summit on June 26, 2013 in San Jose, Calif.

Supporting Quotes

“With its efficient use of hardware and unparalleled agility, the cloud is a
logical deployment platform for Apache Hadoop and one that we see many of our
customers preferring,” said Bob Page, vice president, Products, Hortonworks.
“Coupled with the fact that Hadoop is a net new workload for many
organizations, deployment on OpenStack is a logical fit. By committing efforts
to simplify the deployment and management of Hadoop on OpenStack through
linkage with Ambari, we believe we can meaningfully accelerate the time to
production for organizations building out new Hadoop projects.”

“Our vision for Savanna was to simplify deployment and management of these big
data Hadoop workloads on OpenStack. We are delighted to see industry
heavyweights, such as Red Hat and Hortonworks, starting to contribute their
expertise to the Savanna project,” said Ilya Elterman, Sr. Director of Cloud
Services at Mirantis. “This is a major advancement for the open source
community and we are happy to collaborate with Hortonworks and Red Hat.”

“As enterprises and service providers look to big data as a competitive
differentiator and the open hybrid cloud as an innovation platform, Hadoop
deployments can accelerate OpenStack adoption and benefit from consistent
interfaces across public and private cloud implementations,” said Greg
Kleiman, director of strategy, Storage, Red Hat. “Red Hat is committed to
working on Project Savanna within the OpenStack Foundation to make it simpler
for enterprises to move big data workloads between public and private clouds
easily and cost-effectively.”

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the preeminent
open source platform for storing, managing and analyzing big data. Our
distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform powered by Apache Hadoop, provides an
open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem to build
and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks is the trusted source for
information on Hadoop, and 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.

About Mirantis

Mirantis delivers OpenStack cloud and open source application infrastructure.
Its focus is vendor-independent cloud implementation uncompromised by opaque
hooks or proprietary packaging. The company has a unique cost-effective
delivery model, founded on years of deep software engineering experience for
demanding Fortune 1000 companies. Customers include Cisco, Dell, GE, Agilent,
NASA, HP, AT&T, The Gap, Axcient and Nexenta. Mirantis is headquartered in
Mountain View, California, with engineering centers in Russia and Ukraine.

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taking a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud,
Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also
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connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source
communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that
liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.
Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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