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Businesses to Take Advantage of Big Data Analytics With Enterprise-Ready Apache Hadoop Solutions From NetApp and Hortonworks
Customers Also Gain Additional Choice and Flexibility in Architecting Their Big Data Analytics Strategy With New NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop Rack
By: Marketwired .
Jun. 13, 2012 04:01 PM
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/13/12 -- Hadoop Summit 2012 - Today, customers gained two new choices to deploy enterprise-ready Apache Hadoop solutions and solve their big data analytics requirements.
First, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and Hortonworks entered a strategic partnership to develop and pretest joint Apache Hadoop solutions using Hortonworks Data Platform. These solutions will help customers simplify access to their data and gain deeper business insight to make the right decisions faster.
Second, NetApp unveiled the NetApp® Open Solution for Hadoop Rack, which combines network, compute, and storage resources for customers who need a ready-to-deploy enterprise Hadoop solution. The new solution bolsters NetApp's existing Hadoop portfolio and gives customers greater choice and flexibility to deploy Hadoop in their enterprise.
Separately, NetApp today introduced enhanced data protection and simplified management capabilities to help customers accelerate their big data innovation on the NetApp E-Series platform. Read the separate press release to learn how organizations can convert big data into a business driver with solutions from NetApp.
NetApp and Hortonworks Contribute to Open Apache Hadoop
The two companies' development work will be contributed back to the Apache Hadoop community with the aim of driving greater Hadoop adoption in the enterprise and providing improved capabilities such as cluster performance and storage utilization, service-level agreement attainment, and data availability.
"Our expertise in Hadoop, combined with NetApp's experience in data and storage management, will give customers the best solution to drive storage and operational efficiency," said Mitch Ferguson, vice president of business development, Hortonworks. "An important aspect of our joint development work will be to donate back to the community. The solutions we build will extend a flexible and open big data analytics framework."
Deploy Apache Hadoop Right Away with NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop Rack
The NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop Rack bolsters NetApp's portfolio of big data solutions on its E-Series platform. NetApp big data solutions are built on NetApp E-Series and Data ONTAP® platforms to efficiently process, analyze, manage, and access data at scale to meet customers' analytics, bandwidth, and content needs across a diverse number of industries, including oil and gas, financial services, media and entertainment, high-performance computing, and public sector. Customers can spark innovation, make better decisions, and drive successful business outcomes at the speed of today's business with NetApp big data solutions.
"Our strategic relationship with Hortonworks and our new NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop Rack align with our strategy to partner with best-of-breed companies to deliver integrated solutions that give our customers greater flexibility and interoperability," said Rich Clifton, senior vice president, Solutions and Integrations Group, NetApp. "While other storage vendors use proprietary solutions that limit the use and interoperability of their big data or Hadoop solutions, we intend to give customers choices, whether they're looking to work with the analytical tools they already have, deploy an entirely new Hadoop solution, or just experiment with Hadoop."
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