Hortonworks promotes its Connected Data Platforms aka CDP (not Continuous Data Protection) to offer best-in-class Data-at-Rest and Data-In-Motion processing. To deliver this promise, the company unveiled 2 new iterations:
- Hortonworks Data Platform aka HDP, the historical product, today under release 2.4 which includes Apache Spark 1.6, Apache Ambari 2.2 and SmartSense 1.2. This is also the perfect opportunity to announce a new release approach with Core Apache Hadoop components (HDFS, MapReduce and YARN) and Apache Zookeeper to be updated annually and aligned with ODPi consortium and the Extended Services (Spark, Hive, HBase, Ambari....), running on top of the Core, top be released in a continuous manner.
- and Hortonworks Data Flow aka HDF today in 1.2, leading real-time streaming data platform, key for IoT, now includes Apache Kafka and Apache Storm. HDF 1.2 will be available in Q1 2016.
Last key point of this major announcement, a strategic partnership with HPE to boost and optimize enterprise Spark performance. HPE makes a clear move in favor of Hortonworks as the preferred partner and solution for all big data environments and needs.
For the 4th time, Hortonworks will participate to the IT Press Tour in 2 weeks now and we'll learn more about these news. Great.