Hortonworks has announced the 1.0 release of the Hortonworks Data Platform prior to the Hadoop Summit 2012 together with a lot of supporting quotes from companies like Attunity, Dataguise, Datameer, Karmasphere, Kognitio, MarkLogic, Microsoft, NetApp, StackIQ, Syncsort, Talend, 10gen, Teradata, and VMware.
Some info points:
Hortonworks Data Platform is a platform meant to simplify the installation, integration, management, and use of Apache Hadoop
- HDP 1.0 is based on Apache Hadoop 1.0
- Apache Ambari is used for installation and provisioning
- The same Apache Amabari is behind the Hortonworks Management Console
- For Data integration, HDP offers WebHDFS, HCatalog APIs, and Talend Open Studio
- Apache HCatalog is the solution offering metadata and table management
Hortonworks Data Platform is 100% open source—I really appreciate Hortonworks’s dedication to the Apache Hadoop project and open source community
- HDP comes with 3 levels of support subscriptions, pricing starting at $12500/year for a 10 nodes cluster
One of the most interesting aspects of the Hortonworks Data Platform release is that the high-availability (HA) option for HDP is based on using VMWare-powered virtual machines for the NameNode and JobTracker. My first thought about this approach is that it was chosen to strengthen a partnership with VMWare. On the other hand, Hadoop 2.0 contains already a new highly-available version of the NameNode (Cloudera Hadoop Distribution uses this solution) and VMWare has bigger plans for a virtualization-friendly Hadoop environment with project Serengeti.
Original title and link: Hortonworks Data Platform 1.0 ( ©myNoSQL)