Hortonworks and Red Hat Extend Collaboration, Innovate within the Apache Software Foundation Community

  Hortonworks and Red Hat Extend Collaboration, Innovate within the Apache
  Software Foundation Community

    Open Source Initiative to Accelerate Apache Hadoop Adoption Across the
                                  Enterprise

Red Hat Summit 2013

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PALO ALTO, Calif. & RALEIGH, N.C. -- June 13, 2013

Red Hat Summit 2013

Hortonworks, a leading contributor and enabler to enterprise Apache Hadoop,
and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced an engineering collaboration to advance open source
big data community projects. Working with the Apache^TM Hadoop® Community, the
Hortonworks and Red Hat engineering teams will work together to accelerate the
enablement of the broader file system ecosystem to be used with Apache Hadoop.
The companies also announced the integration and support of Hortonworks Data
Platform with Red Hat Storage, which can reduce a Hadoop cluster cost by up to
50 percent since customers can now run Hadoop directly on a POSIX-compliant
storage node.

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The Hortonworks and Red Hat engineering effort has three main focus areas and
is expected to increase the breadth of storage offerings that integrate and
interoperate with Hadoop, making it possible to analyze data in place anywhere
within the enterprise.

The first focus area is to enhance the Apache Ambari project, the open source
project to monitor and manage Apache Hadoop to support the management of
Hadoop-compatible file systems, such as GlusterFS. With this integration,
users will be able to provision, deploy, monitor and manage alternative file
systems with Ambari. The source code is 100 percent open and available to the
entire Apache community, allowing participants to leverage these features to
enable the implementation of many of the leading file systems and object
stores available today.

The second focus area is the creation of generic test suites to validate
compatibility between Hadoop and alternative file systems. Hortonworks and Red
Hat will contribute these extensive testing blueprints to the open source
community for use by any developer looking to test file system compatibility
with Hadoop.

The third focus area is both companies are working to integrate Hortonworks
Data Platform with Red Hat Storage so that enterprise customers will be able
to process stored data on Red Hat Storage. Since Red Hat Storage is
POSIX-compliant, it makes it easy to connect to the enterprise applications
and run Hadoop analytics on enterprise data to reduce duplication of data and
save costs.

Supporting Quotes

Greg Kleiman, director, Strategy, Red Hat Storage
“Red Hat, Hortonworks, and the entire Apache Hadoop Community have a
tremendous opportunity to help customers bring Hadoop analytics to a larger
portion of the big data residing in the enterprise. This collaboration will
focus on developing open software-defined storage from Red Hat as a
Hadoop-compatible file system managed with Hortonworks’ Data Platform
including the open Ambari framework, which we expect to be an absolute
game-changer by providing an easy, fast and cost-effective solution for
enterprise big data customers.”

Greg Pavlik, vice president of engineering, Hortonworks
“Hortonworks is dedicated to bringing a 100-percent open source Hadoop to the
enterprise and our engineering-level relationship with Red Hat and other
leading technology vendors helps ensure the integration of the Hortonworks
Data Platform with existing enterprise infrastructures. By driving innovation
through the open communities, we look forward to working with Red Hat to
increase overall open source Apache Hadoop adoption in the enterprise. This
collaboration only increases the already rapid pace of community-driven
innovation happening around Hadoop.”

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 More information about The Gluster Community

 More information about Apache Ambari Project

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About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the only 100-percent open source software provider to develop,
distribute and support an Apache Hadoop platform explicitly architected, built
and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Developed by the original
architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core
and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and
effectively run Hadoop at scale. Our distribution, Hortonworks Data Platform,
provides an open and stable foundation for enterprises and a growing ecosystem
to build and deploy big data solutions. Hortonworks also provides unmatched
technical support, training and certification programs. For more information,
visit www.hortonworks.com. Go from Zero to Hadoop in 15 Minutes with the with
the Hortonworks’ Sandbox.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions,
taking a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud,
Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also
offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the
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 www.redhat.com.

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Contact:

Hortonworks
Kim Rose, 650-759-6385
krose@hortonworks.com
or
Red Hat, Inc.
Karin Bakis, 978-392-1096
kbakis@redhat.com
 
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